[Chicago] Anaconda vs. IDLE.

sheila miguez shekay at pobox.com
Fri Oct 16 16:56:45 CEST 2015

On Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 9:14 PM, Lewit, Douglas <d-lewit at neiu.edu> wrote:

> Quickie question before I forget.  What's the deal with "ipython
> notebook".  I mean it's great.  I get a notebook that opens up in my
> default browser, and it works really well.  BUT... if I save the file and
> reopen it later on, then.... it looks like crapola and I can barely read
> it.  I think it's got a default extension of .ipynb.

You need to open it up in an ipython notebook session that is running in a
browser or IDE like Spyder and not with a text editor or just a browser.

As for "what's the deal", there are many reasons why people use them and
you need to ask a less open ended question if you want to know why you
would use it.

This blog post can give insights for just one reason why people find
notebooks transformative

shekay at pobox.com
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