[IPython-dev] New video of IPython notebook

Matthias BUSSONNIER bussonniermatthias at gmail.com
Mon Aug 5 11:42:28 EDT 2013

Hi there, 

Le 4 août 2013 à 12:13, Juan Luis Cano a écrit :

> Hello everyone,
> First of all, congratulations to the team for all the hard work put in 
> this 1.0 release: we're all very excited about it and I'm sure it's 
> going to be the beginning of a big story. Keep rocking! :)
> I am the author of the video demo that Fernando gently featured on the 
> IPython notebook page[1] (thanks F!), which apparently has received 
> quite a few views (~15000 in a bit more than 5 months). I was thinking 
> of recording a new one with the 1.0 version (I'm already triying it and 
> works like a charm so far), so I would like to ask the team if there are 
> any interesting features worth including or changes that should be made. 
> For example, digging into the docs I just saw that a new %matplotlib 
> magic was included, which IIUC is the preferred method to produce inline 
> figures (instead of the %pylab mode).
> [1]: http://ipython.org/notebook
> Because of some time constraints I won't be able to have it by the time 
> you make the release but anyway I would like to hear some feedback from 
> the community :) Otherwise I will make a new video with a similar 
> structure, in full English, maybe briefly show nbconvert and little 
> more. And probably keep in shorter than 5 minutes and with some chiptune 
> background music ;)

I liked the video, I really think we should make more standalone video of what can be done with the notebook.
Like really small tutorial/demos.

If I had to do the video I wouldn't show how to start up a notebook from the command line, start the video in the dashboard. 
Would it be possible to record only the current window, and possibly without any clutter like tabs/ menubar…
and much less wider than previous video, it would make it more readable I found that it was a little difficult to see
was was beeing typed. 

Now, if you are more comfortable with english than I am, I would really appreciate a voice that describe
things instead of the music, but that might be a little too much asked :-)

As for the feature that need to be shown, I'm probably biased as I develop the notebook a lot, 
and think that the input of user will be better :-)

If you plan on making short transcript on what you think showing in a shared ether pad or along that would be great.

If you want to "cheat" a little to type long cell, I might be able to code you a patch that allow to create cell already full of code or mimic
the fact that you are typing really fast :-) I should completely do that for my tutorial at euroscipy :-)


> Best regards,
> Juan Luis Cano
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