[IPython-dev] Notebook + WebGL = Molecule Drawer?

Brian Granger ellisonbg@gmail....
Tue Mar 19 13:56:29 CDT 2013


Here is the most up to date IPython repo with XTK stuff:

https://github.com/ellisonbg/ipython/tree/xtk


On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 11:52 AM, Rich Stoner <stonerri@gmail.com> wrote:

> Patrick et. al,
>
> Here is the xtk-ipython repo:
> https://github.com/richstoner/xtk-ipython-examples
>
> I think that, as part of the plans to eliminate arbitrary js execution at
> the notebook interface, building out wrappers around the larger js
> frameworks makes a lot of sense. This is the approach taken here:
> https://github.com/fperez/xtk-ipython
>
>
> Best -
>
> Rich
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 9:08 AM, Patrick Fuller <patrickfuller@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Hi guys,
>>
>> I think that my little demo is more about the potential of webGL +
>> IPython than about the molecule drawer itself. If a bigger project like XTK
>> can be ported easily, it could open up a lot of doors for IPython tools.
>>
>> Anyway, I'll look through the xtk + ipython examples soon and throw this
>> molecule drawer idea into a new repo. If webgl + ipython picks up, it'll be
>> around.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Pat
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 10:14 PM, Rich Stoner <stonerri@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Patrick,
>>>
>>> I have working examples of Ipython + XTK (https://github.com/xtk/X).
>>> It's not the cleanest implementation but I'll throw it on Github later
>>> tonight/tomorrow.
>>>
>>> Best -
>>>
>>> Rich
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 6:40 PM, Brian Granger <ellisonbg@gmail.com>wrote:
>>>
>>>> Patrick,
>>>>
>>>> Hi, this is really exciting to see people doing things like this.  This
>>>> Fall we will be working on our APIs for this stuff - we are hoping to make
>>>> it easier - please keep in touch as things move forward.
>>>>
>>>> Cheers,
>>>>
>>>> Brian
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 5:20 PM, Patrick Fuller <
>>>> patrickfuller@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hi everyone,
>>>>>
>>>>> I was at Pycon yesterday and saw a really cool IPython notebook +
>>>>> HTML5 talk by Matt Davis. Motivated by the talk, I was curious to see if I
>>>>> could get WebGL running via three.js, so I went ahead and wrote an
>>>>> interactive molecule viewer.
>>>>>
>>>>> [image: Inline image 1]
>>>>>
>>>>> FYI, it's a lazy first-pass port of another molecule viewer I wrote<http://www.patrick-fuller.com/molecule-viewer-alpha/>,
>>>>> which is itself a lazy first pass at learning webGL... which leads me to
>>>>> some questions :-)
>>>>>
>>>>>    -
>>>>>
>>>>>    I'm confident that I'm misusing the Javascript and HTML objects.
>>>>>    The Javascript docstring talks about a generated element object,
>>>>>    but I couldn't get jQuery to bind to it. My current selector is
>>>>>    "div.molecule", which runs into some fairly obvious problems when
>>>>>    you draw more than one molecule.
>>>>>     -
>>>>>
>>>>>    I have no idea what the javascript variable scopes look like. Am I
>>>>>    in danger of overwriting something important to IPython?
>>>>>
>>>>> Also, is there any general interest out there in exploring ipython
>>>>> notebook + webgl further? Are there other projects that do so?
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks for hearing me out (and working on such a cool open-source
>>>>> project!),
>>>>> Pat
>>>>>
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>>>>
>>>>
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>>>> Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
>>>> bgranger@calpoly.edu and ellisonbg@gmail.com
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