[IPython-User] Reusable notebooks
Mon Jul 23 22:04:22 CDT 2012
Alright thanks for the help! I'll see if I can come up with anything in
the near future.
On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 6:48 PM, Thomas Kluyver <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 23 July 2012 23:30, Adam Hughes <email@example.com> wrote:
> > I was thinking maybe the concept of a checkpoint. Imagine you have 20
> > of code that works and you don't want to have to keep rerunning it
> > that could be time consuming or resource costly. Instead, you tell the
> > notebook to save a checkpoint and it could temporarily store all the
> > necessary data structures at that last cell. Then, the user could simply
> > start running some exploratory analysis from cells 21 on, and then when
> > user chooses to "run from checkpoint", it uses the values stored at cell
> > to initiate cells 20-25. I think this might be a really simple and
> > way to fix this issue. It would be cool because I send the checkpoint
> > to students and friends a branching off point for their own work. Does
> > anything like this exist yet?
> It's a very interesting idea, and I don't think anything quite like
> that does exist yet.
> One idea we've had knocking around for a while is to integrate dill
>  with IPython to provide some sort of 'snapshot' capability, where
> you can save the interpreter state and come back to it later. Of
> course, data in files or on the network may change in the meantime,
> but there are probably many cases where that's not a problem. If you'd
> like to develop something around that - perhaps initially as an
> extension , I think you'd definitely get some interest.
>  http://dev.danse.us/trac/pathos/wiki/dill
>  http://ipython.org/ipython-doc/stable/config/extensions/index.html
> Best wishes,
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