The Living Thing / Notebooks : jupyter

The python-derived entrant in the scientific workbook field.

For python/julia/various, jupyter allows easy(ish) online-publication-friendly worksheets, which are both interactive and easy to export for static online use. Handy.

Pro tips

Graphs

Set up inline plots:

%matplotlib inline

inline svg:

% config InlineBackend.figure_format = 'svg'

Graph sizes are controlled by matplotlib. Here’s how to make big graphs:

import matplotlib as mpl
mpl.rcParams['figure.figsize'] = (10.0, 8.0)

Interesting-looking other extensions:

Interactive visualisations/simulations etc

You’re looking for ipywidgets.

See also the announcement: Jupyter supports interactive JS widgets, which is by far the easiest python ui system I have seen.

Pro tip: If you want a list of widgets:: python

from ipywidgets import widget widget.Widget.widget_types

Javascript from python with jupyter

As seen in art python.

Here’s how you invoke javascript from jupyter. Here is the jupyter JS source And here is the full jupyter browser JS manual.

Jupyter JS extension guide.

Exporting notebooks

Citations in jupyter

Offline mathjax in jupyter

Hmmmm. Try:

python -m IPython.external.mathjax /path/to/source/mathjax.zip

Hosting live jupyter notebooks

The full version gives online notebooks, even multi-user notebook servers.