[IPython-dev] IPython qt notebook

Brian Granger ellisonbg at gmail.com
Sun Jan 16 21:49:07 EST 2011

> Within the workgroup here in Colombia an idea has arose rejecting the
> initial design for the notebook in which every cell is a QPlainTextEdit.
> The idea is to work with the excellent qt console that Evan's brought to us
> but making the cell distinction and manipulation with javascript since a
> QTextEdit supports it. We think this is a great idea since it will be a lot
> similar to mathematica and the memory saving avoiding the  creation of
> multiples QTextEdits.

There are definitely advantages to this and this type of things has
crossed my mind before.  The only thing I worry about is that the app
will become a bizzarre mix of qt and javascript that makes it
difficult to manage...I think if we want to go this route, we should
actually be using a full blown webkit widget that can handle *all* of
the html and javascript stuff we would want.  The widget we are using
has only partial html/js support.  But, a solid Javascript client for
web browsers would solve all of this...



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Brian E. Granger, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Physics
Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
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