[IPython-User] nbconvert rendering of iPython output cells represented by core.display classes

Matthias Bussonnier bussonniermatthias@gmail....
Sun Dec 23 11:24:24 CST 2012

... sorry for sending too early, shitty computer..

the converter will choose the appropriate repr.

Does this answer your question ?

On Sun, Dec 23, 2012 at 6:22 PM, Matthias Bussonnier
<bussonniermatthias@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sun, Dec 23, 2012 at 6:08 PM, Todd Matthews <mtoddmatthews@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Happy to discover nbconvert and find how well it works - with it, iPython is
>> destined to be the right direction for many work flows!
> Thanks, for the kind words,
>> What is required to represent content in iPython output cells with the
>> IPython.core.display subpackages and then in the LaTeX produced code by
>> nbconvert?
>> For instance, for the following code -
>> from IPython.core.display import HTML
>> HTML("<b>This is a test</b> and only a test")
>> renders the formatted HTML as expected in the iPython output cell. But,
>> saving the ipynb and running it through nbconvert -f latex does not
>> display the HTML. Instead, the object text is represented.
>> <IPython.core.display.HTML at 0xa37276c>
>> So, what is needed to display render the HTML table in latex from
>> nbconvert? I suppose the question would be the same for other
>> core.display types (figures, latex, etc). Being new to nbconvert (and
>> iPython), I may be missing something. Or, perhaps this level of
> I don't think there is any plan yet to have a full HTML > latex conversion,
> The plan is for object to define a wide range of repr, and use those
> when doing the conversion.
> So if you have an object with a table representation, then it probably
> can have a table representation in latex also.
> We try to make nbconvert as modular as possible, so that if you wish
> to have a custom converter you just have to
> overwrite the fonction that generate anlatex from cell output.
> in your case, that would be looking at wether there is HTML and
> convert this to latex.
> What I would suggest is having a Table object, that have _repr_latex_
> and _repr_latex_ (maybe even a _repr_pretty_)
> then at convert time, the converter will choose the appropriate

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