[IPython-dev] git(hub) best practices

Chris Friedline cfriedline at vcu.edu
Fri Feb 28 11:10:02 EST 2014

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Christopher J. Friedline, Ph.D.
NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA 23284

Jason Moore wrote:
> One possibility is to not save the output of cells. I think there is an
> option for that.
> Jason
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> On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 7:23 AM, Tiago Antao <tra at popgen.net
> <mailto:tra at popgen.net>> wrote:
>     Dear all,
>     First just a strong word of appreciation for all the work on ipython
>     notebook. It is the best thing since sliced bread, and I am one of
>     those people that spends most of his day working inside ipython
>     notebook and that normally griefs for any period spent outside it. You
>     did an amazing job!
>     I am writing to inquire if there are any github best practices,
>     especially with regards to notebook size.
>     The issue is that in the typical work/commit/work/commit loop,
>     notebook diffs tend to be quite large if one is using charts
>     (matplotlib ones in my case). The Base64 encoding is quite big (as it
>     would be expected of course).
>     In the interests of reducing the load on github I oftentimes wonder if
>     there is a more efficient way to maintain a tight work/commit cycle
>     while not imposing so much disk usage on the host?
>     Any ideas would be most welcome...
>     Best,
>     Tiago
>     PS - Again, my sincere thanks for this wonderful tool...
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