[IPython-dev] Export notebook to image >>> not editable print view

Fernando Perez fperez.net at gmail.com
Fri Apr 20 19:56:25 EDT 2012

Hi Damián,

On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 4:12 PM, Damián Avila <damianavila at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am agree with the idea that, finally, the static html is the way to do
> it...

sorry, I meant to reply earlier but I've been very busy.  It would be
*awesome* if you, or any other dev, could help out with the 'real'
conversion code:


That's really the place where we need to solve this; once the code is
solid we can merge it into IPython proper.  I started it in a separate
repo because it began as a pycon sprint, and I didn't want the new
sprint contributors to worry about having to manage the whole IPython
repo in their first lightweight sprinting effort.

Helping with notebook conversion is right now:

- super high impact (many of us really, really need this, but I don't
have the time to finish it right now).

- easy: it can be developed in isolation and only uses a tiny fraction
of IPython, so you don't need to understand everything in IPython to
make progress here.

- incrementally rewarding: once basic export to rst/html is working,
it will be super useful, even if that export isn't perfect.  This can
be polished for a long time with lots of fanciness (as any
publication-oriented project worth its salt, it will never be 'done').
 But even basic functionality will be immensely valuable.

So if you, or anyone else, is looking to help out IPython and would
like to code on a low barrier of entry but high reward project, please
jump in!!

And incidentally, Damián, doing it this way completely bypasses all
the problems with Qt dependencies or image capture (on which I agree
completely with Thomas).



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