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

Carl Smith carl.input@gmail....
Thu Jul 12 21:30:24 CDT 2012

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.

On 12 July 2012 18:51, Matthias BUSSONNIER <bussonniermatthias@gmail.com> wrote:
> Le 12 juil. 2012 à 18:35, Brian Granger a écrit :
>> Hi,
>> It is not like users will have notebooks in all of the directories.
>> It is more like git - only certain directories will have notebooks.
>> Let's call each of those directories a "project".  In many cases, each
>> of these projects would also be a git repo.  What if we created a UI
>> around this idea:
>> * Add a new project dashboard that shows all of the users IPython
>> project directories.  When you click on one of them, you simply get
>> the existing dashboard that shows the notebooks for that project.
>> * In the project dashboard, there would be a "Add Project Directory"
>> button that would allow a user to enter a valid path to a new project.
>> * We could store the list of project directories in the config file
>> for that profile and create a magic for managing them and also a cli
>> ("ipython notebook project create")
>> * Create a simple shell widget that allows users to do more complex
>> things with the file system, etc.  Why create an entire file system
>> browser when ls/cd/etc work just fine.
>> * Kernels for a project would be started in that project dir.
>> * URLs would be prefixed by the project name.
>> What do people think of this approach?
> That seem cool.
> My Take on this would be that the Main dashboard show also had the
> list of notebook that are currently active (i.e. with kernel started).
> Same as this image of the first mail[1] but only for the 10 more recently
> open and currently active notebook  should cover most of the fast use
> case of the dashboard.
> --
> Matthias
> [1] https://img.skitch.com/20120709-jeduufmwer7gseek6w3xu21xex.jpg
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