[IPython-dev] Curly braces stripped from magic input

Thomas Kluyver takowl at gmail.com
Sat Aug 31 13:03:00 EDT 2013

Yes, we run a derivative of format which allows you to embed Python
variables in magic or system calls like this:

%magic {myvar}

On 31 August 2013 09:36, Matt Davis <jiffyclub at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Software Carpentry is working on a magic for the Notebook for learning
> regex. It'll take a pattern and some strings and highlight matches. We've
> run into a problem because curly braces seem to be stripped from magic
> input before it gets to the function. See an example at
> http://nbviewer.ipython.org/6399267.
> It looks like the input is being sent through .format or some Jinja
> formatting because sending in {{ }} results in { }.
> Advice appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Matt & Greg
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