[IPython-dev] Best way to detect IPython notebook

Jason Moore moorepants@gmail....
Thu Feb 20 21:58:13 CST 2014


Here's the IPython check:
https://github.com/pydy/pydy-viz/blob/master/pydy_viz/scene.py#L372


Jason
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On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 10:56 PM, Jason Moore <moorepants@gmail.com> wrote:

> Tarun's has some code that starts a SimpleHTTPServer which runs a three.js
> app on a new port. He's been trying to have the code open a new browser tab
> if you run the code from the notebook. See the last cell here:
> http://nbviewer.ipython.org/github/PythonDynamics/pydy-tutorial-pycon-2014/blob/master/notebooks/n08_visualization.ipynb(once IPython 2.0 is out, we plan to have this optionally open up in a
> notebook cell). The code that does this is mostly here:
> https://github.com/pydy/pydy-viz/blob/master/pydy_viz/server.py
>
> I think he was trying to detect whether you were in a notebook so that
> different behavior happens when the visualization server is opened. He'll
> have to comment more on the details.
>
>
> Jason
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>
>
> On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 2:41 PM, Thomas Kluyver <takowl@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On 20 February 2014 08:45, TARUN GABA <tarun.gaba7@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>>     if get_ipython().config['KernelApp']['parent_appname'] ==
>>> 'ipython-notebook':
>>>
>>
>> Be aware that:
>> - This only tells you what started the kernel - you can start a kernel
>> with the notebook and attach a Qt console to it, and there's no good way to
>> tell which one has sent a piece of code.
>> - We want to get rid of that value eventually:
>> https://github.com/ipython/ipython/pull/4980
>>
>> As Matthias mentioned, can you tell us a bit more about what it is that
>> you're trying to do?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Thomas
>>
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