[IPython-User] notebook cell URLs?

Tom Brander tombrander@tombrander....
Fri Sep 28 11:07:15 CDT 2012


This could fall into the "not everything that *can* be done *should* be
done" category!

On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 10:49 AM, Brian Granger <ellisonbg@gmail.com> wrote:

> I think are some technical issues to work out, but I think we probably
> need to think about this in the long term.  What is not clear to me is
> whether or not is makes sense for the cells URLs to allow editing and
> running of code.  As Matthias points out if that was allowed, there
> would be a host of problems with out basic model of notebooks and
> kernels.  Having read only cell URLs would solve those issues.  If you
> really want single cells that are r/w/x enabled, it would be a better
> model to create single cell notebooks like Sage's single cell server.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Brian
>
> On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 2:44 PM, Darren Govoni <darren@ontrenet.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >   I thought of an interesting idea to maybe add to ipython notebook
> server.
> >
> > Perhaps the cells on a notebook can be referenced individually via a URL
> > (e.g. using a # to subreference the cell),
> > and in doing so, the notebook server would evaluate that cell and simply
> > return the mime based result directly
> > to the browser.
> >
> > In this way, cells can also be used as services to de-reference
> individually
> > in an ecosystem of interacting cells. The notebooks
> > could still exist for editing the cells, etc.
> >
> > We would want something like this to use cells as the backend for
> widgets,
> > performing some computation and returning some desired
> > result. It would make things very cool and easy.
> >
> > What do you think?
> >
> > Darren
> >
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