[IPython-dev] New video of IPython notebook

Juan Luis Cano juanlu001 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 7 17:04:05 EDT 2013

On 08/05/2013 05:42 PM, Matthias BUSSONNIER wrote:
> 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 :-)

Thanks a lot for the feedback! I will definitely keep it in mind when 
recording the next one. With the exception of the thing about recording 
some explanations: I hate my recorded voice so much, I just cannot do it :)

I will try next week to create that ether pad. Thank you for offering 
the fast typing patch but I prefer keeping it as-is :)

Too bad I won't be able to attend EuroSciPy, but if any of you is 
willing to come to PyCon Spain in November (or submit a proposal) you 
will be more than welcome! :D


Juan Luis

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