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

Damián Avila damianavila at gmail.com
Fri Apr 20 22:22:36 EDT 2012

El 20/04/12 20:56, Fernando Perez escribió:
> 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:
> https://github.com/ipython/nbconvert
> 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).
> Cheers,
> f
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Thanks for your words, Fernando. .
I just throw this idea into the list because I wanted a "non-editable 
view" of the notebook for my IPython plugin, and into the plugin, the 
solution was easy implemented like I described before (doing by static 
html is a bigger project that the plugin itself, jeje!). However, I 
understand that the idea I proposed is not suitable for the IPython 
project and his needs.
But, with the discussion, always some new things arises, such as the 
repo you pointed us before (I read the first version of nbconvert from 
gist, but I did not have enough time yet to discover it into this repo, 
so thanks!
I hope I can contribute into this and/or other areas of IPython.



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