[IPython-dev] Static View for the Notebook

MinRK benjaminrk at gmail.com
Wed Aug 8 20:10:52 EDT 2012

This is one of the use cases nbconvert<https://github.com/ipython/nbconvert> is
meant to cover, by the time it's done.

The whole print-view, etc. we have now will be discarded in favor of a
static HTML render via nbconvert.
Once nbconvert is in, then it would be trivial to also provide the markdown
/ PDF renders in the same fashion.


On Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 5:05 PM, Carl Smith <carl.input at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all
> I was writing a blog post in the Notebook yesterday and wanted to post
> a bit of feedback.
> I was writing the English in Markdown cells and writing Python
> examples in code cells, as you'd expect. Once I was happy with the
> code example, I would indent the whole cell one extra level and
> convert it to a markdown cell, so it could be merged into the markdown
> cells around it. This was a bit clumsy, but worked ok.
> I was thinking it might be possible to have a way of automating
> something like this. Imagine you press a button and every code cell in
> the notebook would indent and convert to a markdown cell, then every
> cell would be merged into one big markdown super cell and rendered.
> This should be a view, it shouldn't change the notebook content
> itself, so users could toggle in and out of the view.
> It'd be really nice if this feature could also display this super cell
> as markdown and as plain html, so it could be copied into forums and
> web pages easily.
> It was just an idea I thought I'd share. I haven't any code for it or
> anything, but wondered if it made sense to others.
> Cheers
> Carl
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