[IPython-dev] IPython Notebooks, dissertations, and scholarly publication

Thomas Kluyver takowl at gmail.com
Thu Oct 17 20:04:31 EDT 2013

I know someone wrote their thesis in sphinx - google sphinx thesis
resource. You could probably integrate notebooks into that via nbconvert,
though the output is then essentially static documents.

On Oct 17, 2013 3:55 PM, "mcburton" <mcburton at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> I am on a panel discussion tomorrow morning talking about "digital
> dissertations" (broadly construed) and I was going to bring up the IPython
> Notebook as not only a platform for interactive computing, but the Notebook
> specifically as an emerging genre of scholarship in and of itself.
> We have already seen published Notebooks being used for teaching
> programming[1], as supplementary materials for a book[2], and even as a
> platform for the book itself[3]. I  toying with ways to similarly integrate
> the notebook into my dissertation (most likely as supplementary material on
> Github due to institutional formatting constraints). But it would be
> interesting to ruminate about the possibility of submitting a Notebook (or
> set of Notebooks) to my committee.
> I was wondering if there is anyone on this list who has similarly
> explored, if only in your imagination, the IPython Notebook as a platform
> for dissertations or, to be even more provocative, as a platform for
> scholarly publishing more generally[4]?
> I've been spreading the IPython Notebook gospel in various conversations
> about new modes scholarly communication/publishing and people get very
> excited. I'd love to hear what folks on ipython-dev think.
> --
> mcb
> [1]
> http://peak5390.wordpress.com/2013/09/22/how-ipython-notebook-and-github-have-changed-the-way-i-teach-python/
> [2] https://github.com/ptwobrussell/Mining-the-Social-Web-2nd-Edition
> [3]
> http://camdavidsonpilon.github.io/Probabilistic-Programming-and-Bayesian-Methods-for-Hackers/
> [4]
> https://github.com/ipython/ipython/wiki/A-gallery-of-interesting-IPython-Notebooks#-reproducible-academic-publications
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