[IPython-dev] Best collaborative multi-user, multi-project notebook workflow?

Doug Blank doug.blank@gmail....
Thu Feb 27 06:59:07 CST 2014


On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 7:24 AM, Patrick Surry <patrick.surry@gmail.com>wrote:

> To date I've mainly been using ipython notebook to do data analysis with
> pandas in a single-user mode: pull data to my local machine, set up a
> notebook, do some analysis, share some output.  If anything, my main
> complaint has been lack of multi-directory support (eagerly awaiting its
> arrival!), leading me to store all my notebooks in a single folder, which
> is getting a bit unwieldy, but somehow feels easier/safer than trying to
> manage multiple notebook servers in a multitude of directories and keeping
> track of which notebooks/shells are still running etc.
>
> Anyway, I'm thinking about how to expand to a team > 1, and looking for
> recommendations about how to share, collaborate on, manage and archive
> multiple notebook projects.  Should everyone run ipython on a shared
> server, or does each user keep local and use git or the like to share?  In
> general can multiple user changes to a notebook be safely merged with git
> without breaking its structure?  Is there a good way to experiment with
> multi-directory support yet, or is UI still a blocker?  Any other best
> practice recommendations?
>
>
Have you looked at Sage's recent IPython interface? The recent changes [1]
are very interesting, allowing multi-users to edit the same document
simultaneously. I think it serves as a nice prototype of what an IPython
server can do.

[1] -
http://sagemath.blogspot.com/2013/09/ipython-notebooks-in-cloud-with.html

-Doug


> Thanks,
> Patrick
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