[IPython-User] What's the best way to get data into a notebook?

Benjie Chen benjie@ginkgobioworks....
Thu Aug 16 08:20:32 CDT 2012


Actually, all I wanted to do was "paste data" into the notebook as
input to some code. So Thomas' email about %%file is what I was
looking for. Thanks.

On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 1:07 AM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 6:37 PM, Benjie Chen <benjie@ginkgobioworks.com> wrote:
>> I have some code in the notebook that needs to run on an input.
>> Currently I have to give people access to some shared drive where they
>> can put data into a file, then load it via the notebook. Is there a
>> better way to paste data into the notebook as input to some code?
>
> I think it's important to clarify how to best think of this question:
> the notebook's kernel simply sees the filesystem of the machine it's
> running on, nothing more, nothing less.  The notebook has no special
> 'data store'.  So your question really is: how do I put files on that
> filesystem?  The answer is: IPython doesn't provide any special
> mechanisms to do so, we assume that  you can scp/ftp/copy files into
> that machine for now.  This is, however, something where IPython
> *could* offer its own upload mechanism so that users don't need to
> know exactly how to get filesystem-level access into the machine.  It
> just hasn't been done yet.
>
> Cheers,
>
> f
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