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

Cyrille Rossant cyrille.rossant at gmail.com
Sat Aug 23 12:50:20 EDT 2014


FYI, you'll find my EuroSciPy tutorial on the widgets here


2014-08-20 10:15 GMT+02:00 Cyrille Rossant <cyrille.rossant at gmail.com>:
> Hi Adam,
> I'll do a tutorial about IPython widgets at EuroSciPy in a week [1].
> I'm notably planning to demonstrate how to build, in the notebook, a
> GUI like the one you showed. I'll put here the link to the GitHub repo
> when everything's ready.
> Best,
> Cyrille
> [1] https://www.euroscipy.org/2014/schedule/presentation/60/
> 2014-08-17 19:54 GMT+02:00 hugadams <hughesadam87 at gmail.com>:
>> (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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