[IPython-User] Novice notebook questions
Tue Feb 28 10:53:06 CST 2012
On 02/27/2012 11:51:48 PM, Fernando Perez wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 10:07 PM, Mike Witt <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Two beginner questions on the IPython notebook:
> > (1) I seem to be able to select text in the notebook and paste it
> > somewhere else (into an xterm for example). But I can't figure
> > out how to select text somewhere outside the notebook and paste
> > it into a notebook cell. This is on Linux. I would normally just
> > select the text and paste it with the middle mouse button.
> The middle-button paste event isn't correctly handled by codemirror,
> so you must use the actual clipboard (Ctrl-C/Ctrl-V) instead, and not
> the X11 selection.
I guess the problem is that I don't know how to get something from
the X11 selection into the "actual clipboard"
> > (2) I see how to load preexisting python code into a cell, via
> > "%loadpy" but I can't figure out any way to load, say, a bunch
> > of html and latex from an existing file (other than to surround
> > with """ and pretend it's python """). Is there any other way
> > do this?
> You can import a python file with cell markers, so if you have a bunch
> of such code that you'd like to load into files, you can mark up a
> .py script manually and then import it:
> That may be easier and quicker than manually copy/pasting a bunch of
> cells one at a time.
Yes, definitely. Thanks!
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