[IPython-dev] Feasilibity of widgets/layout for mimicking this

Brian Granger ellisonbg at gmail.com
Wed Aug 20 11:21:26 EDT 2014

* You should be able to do this without any JavaScript - just python.
* I would wait a few weeks - we have some new container logic that is
about to be merged into ipython master that will make this much
* After those changes are in I would estimate it will take about 1-2
days to create this UI once you learn the widget APIs. May take more
time if you need to wire up complex event handling for the UI



On Sun, Aug 17, 2014 at 1:54 PM, hugadams <hughesadam87 at gmail.com> wrote:
> (Please disregard if doublepost; having some subscription issues)
> Hello,
> We are developing a spectroscopy library and want to put in some interactive
> plots/utilities to make the software a bit more approachable to novices.
> I'd really like to build the entire interactive plotting interface through
> the notebook's new widget system.  My reasoning is as follows:
>    - All static plots are already matplotlib-based, so we wouldn't have to
> write a seperate plotting api
>    - Notebooks are inherently browser-ready, so sharing plots would be great
>          - Is it likely that static nbviewer will eventually support
> widgets?  Since the data is required, I figured not...
>    - Our tutorials are already in notebooks, so we'd like to be consistent.
> I've watched all the videos I can find from the widgets, and think I'm fine
> with the Python end; however, am finding it hard to come by lots of
> information on controlling the layout of the widgets.  I know it's mostly
> done in javascript, and I think the most complex view we will have will look
> something like this:
> https://sites.google.com/site/shigemorita/home/2dshige
> How much time would you estimate a javascript novice ought to spend on
> getting something like that in the notebook?  Can anyone share tutorials for
> the layout portion of the widget API?  Any information is helpful.  Lastly,
> does anyone have any hacky ideas of how to bury the source code so that the
> widgets merely display, rather than the user copy/pasting the widget source
> into a cell?
> Thanks
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Brian E. Granger
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