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

Junkshops junkshops@gmail....
Fri Jul 13 14:13:01 CDT 2012

Well, the things that are nice about the dashboard are
1) File and respective kernel management, which I assume is or could be 
done via the file menu,
2) Engine management, which to my knowledge does not have a gui type 
interface from the notebook. So if there was some sort of dialog 
accessible from the menu, say, similar to the dashboard for managing 
engines, that'd eliminate the need for a separate dashboard.

So taking those things into account what you write below sounds fine.

My point in all this is to keep the notebook accessible to new users and 
globally reduce the derivative of the learning curve. Basically, the 
fewer commands a new user has to learn to get going the better, IMO.


On 7/13/2012 11:31 AM, Carl Smith wrote:
>>   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.
> How about replacing the dashboard with a 'dashbook'? The idea being
> that each profile has one, and only one, dashbook associated with it.
> It can be stored in the profile's directory.
> Whenever a user goes to the dashboard, they arrive at their dashbook
> instead. The dashbook would just be a regular notebook, so saves would
> be persistent, but it would be kept aside and only used as the
> profile's dashbook.
> New dashbooks would start out with a single markdown cell which would
> contain some nice, introductory text and some controls that do stuff
> like link to the docs and create a new notebook.
> New users would land at a screen with a helpful html header, and a
> cell below it to start working in straight away. As you edited the
> dashbook, you'd soon edit the header, tailoring it to your regular
> needs, or just deleting the cell altogether.
> It'd be useful to have a single notebook, that's always quick to jump
> to, for managing everything else in that profile.
> Maybe something along these lines could work??
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