[IPython-User] ipycli - command line support for notebooks

Junkshops junkshops@gmail....
Fri Jul 13 12:54:43 CDT 2012


> I don't think it makes sense to have two interfaces when one of them 
> can already do everything the other is meant to do.
  I'd be happy with a single interface as long as it's as least as 
friendly to new users as the two interface design.

-g


On 7/13/2012 10:23 AM, Carl Smith wrote:
>
> Each to their own. I never got the dashboard myself. I don't think it 
> makes sense to have two interfaces when one of them can already do 
> everything the other is meant to do.
>
> Google docs is different because a doc can't manage other docs.
>
> If other people like the dashboard, that's cool. There's nothing 
> really wrong with it. I'm just a minimalist.
>
> On Jul 13, 2012 5:59 PM, "Junkshops" <junkshops@gmail.com 
> <mailto:junkshops@gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     On 7/12/2012 7:30 PM, Carl Smith wrote:
>     > I would suggest just creating a magic that can open a notebook,
>     given
>     > a path to it, using a bit of JavaScript.
>     >
>     > If you then started new IPython Notebook sessions with a new, empty
>     > notebook, instead of the dashboard, the user could do everything
>     Brian
>     > suggested regarding the file system from within that notebook, and
>     > open any other notebooks whenever they wanted with the magic.
>     >
>     > You could add the options to open a notebook in the same tab, and
>     > either save and close the current notebook, or just delete it.
>     >
>     > Then there's no need for the dashboard at all and the Open... option
>     > in the File menu can be gotten rid of too.
>     >
>     > Maybe I've missed something, but I just thought I'd add my two
>     pennies.
>     > I think cluster controls and drag and drop uploads can be done from
>     > within a notebook too.
>     I assume this is all fine for advanced users, but my 2bits as an
>     IPython
>     newbie is that the dashboard and file menus make IPy much more
>     user-friendly for new users. I'd recommend keeping the dashboard
>     and the
>     file/engine tabs as the default, but perhaps there could be a command
>     line option to disable the dashboard and start instead with a bare
>     notebook when connecting to the nbserver.
>
>     I guess I don't understand why having the File>open menuitem is a
>     drawback. Again, it's friendly to new users as opposed to having
>     to look
>     up a magic command.
>
>     Cheers, Gavin
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