[IPython-dev] Slideshow mode for IPython 2.0

Nathan Goldbaum nathan12343 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 9 14:20:47 EDT 2014

On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 10:52 AM, Damián Avila <damianavila at gmail.com> wrote:

> People, you are mistaken two things... three in fact...
> 1) IPython slides, generated from IPython.nbconvert using reveal.js,
> static presentations. About the customization, you can check some of my
> blog post about it:
> http://www.damian.oquanta.info/categories/slideshow.html. There are a lot
> of things to improve, and it will be discussed soon here and in proper
> issues.
> 2) Slideshow mode: This is a js hack from Mathias, which let you see the
> IPython notebook as a slideshow, but it is live, I mean you can run code in
> the slideshow itself... and the installation step are described here
> (possibly outdated, and I don't know if it is IPython 2.0 compatible, I did
> not check it yet):
> http://nbviewer.ipython.org/github/fperez/nb-slideshow-template/blob/master/install-support.ipynb
> 3) Live_Reveal IPython extension, which gives you an slideshow powered by
> reveal.js, but not static as IPython slides, instead they are lives, I mean
> you can execute code as with the slidemode. This is still in development
> and working in IPython 1.x... I am not making the adjustment to use it in
> IPython 2.0: https://github.com/damianavila/live_reveal
Are there plans to incorporate a live slideshow mode into IPython proper or
is that beyond the scope of the project?

I've used static reveal.js presentations in the past but it's really cool
to do a live calculation when you want to demonstrate that a piece of code
really is as fast as you're saying it is.

> Hope it is more clear right now...
> 2014-04-09 14:16 GMT-03:00 Alessandro Gagliardi <
> alessandro.gagliardi at glassdoor.com>:
>>  I used IPython-2.0.0-dev extensively in making slides these past few
>> months. (I used 2.0 because I had better luck with getting speaker notes to
>> render, though it is still inconsistent and I don't know why.)
>>  I think the notebook you linked to is no longer relevant though. These
>> days, to make my slides, I just run
>> ipython nbconvert my_notebook.ipynb --to slides
>> from the command line and it works great.
>> reveal.js does need to be in that directory.
>>  I definitely have a wish list of things I'd like to see developed with
>> the slide conversion (for example, I've found styling the slides to be
>> impossibly difficult.) I think it's also confusing because this is such a
>> new feature and has changed so many times since it was first introduced
>> that it's easy to find things like the link below that are no longer needed
>> (and probably don't work anymore). I suppose that's the price of working on
>> the bleeding edge.
>>  -Alessandro
>>   Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 16:38:50 +0100
>>  From: Phil Elson <pelson.pub at gmail.com>
>> Subject: [IPython-dev] Slideshow mode for IPython 2.0
>>  Just wondering if anybody has taken the slideshow mode and made it work
>> with IPython notebook 2.0.0 yet? I did try the notebook at
>> http://nbviewer.ipython.org/github/fperez/nb-slideshow-template/blob/master/install-support.ipynbbut
>> I suspect the internals have changed sufficiently between v1.x and
>> v2.x
>> to prevent it working with the latest version.
>>  Looks like the repo hasn't been updated in a while, so wondered if
>> anybody
>> was working on this?
>>  Cheers,
>>  Phil
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