On Jul 4, 2015, at 12:32, Sturla Molden firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Todd email@example.com wrote:
More out-there, but it probably isn't completely impossible for python to provide some sort of native notebook-like interface, or at least some sort of interface that makes it convenient for third parties to make such notebook interfaces.
It will not be possible because of this:
Having Jupyter in the Python standard library would screw over the Julia and R users.
Well they still have to install CPython to install Jupyter and even Python3 if they want multi-user... so I’m not sure that would “screw” them. (or I don’t get why you mean by screw them).
Also, more extensive Python distros like Anaconda and Enthought Canopy include IPython/Jupyter by default. I think it is more important to start to direct users to select these than to include Jupyter in the standard lib. This is particularly important because of the growing number of essential packages that are not in the standard lib (e.g. NumPy, Cython, Numba, matplotlib, wxPython, Twisted, pymq, Sqalchemy, etc.) and the complex package dependencies. Another question is whether python.org should provide links to these installers, or even maintain a similar Python stack with a package manager (I am not sure if pip can handle all the complexities sufficient).
One possible, simpler thing would be to ship a minimal python kernel  that ‘only’ requires PyZMQ.
Though, now that pip “Just works", I ‘m not sure it is worth either.
: offer subject to conditions : https://github.com/dsblank/simple_kernel/blob/master/simple_kernel.py https://github.com/dsblank/simple_kernel/blob/master/simple_kernel.py
# by Doug Blank firstname.lastname@example.org
# This sample kernel is meant to be able to demonstrate using zmq for
# implementing a language backend (called a kernel) for IPython. It is
# written in the most straightforward manner so that it can be easily
# translated into other programming languages. It doesn't use any code
# from IPython, but only standard Python libraries and zmq.
# It is also designed to be able to run, showing the details of the
# message handling system.
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