[IPython-dev] Custom cell types for markup

Zakariyya Mughal zaki.mughal at gmail.com
Tue Feb 10 14:32:29 EST 2015

On 2015-02-09 at 17:31:08 -0800, Matthias Bussonnier wrote:
> Hi, 
> It should be possible but far from easy, and I'm not sure we are
> ready yet to re-consider. 

Hehe, sounds like something right up my alley.

> Cheers, 
> -- 
> M

On 2015-02-09 at 17:40:00 -0800, Thomas Kluyver wrote:
> You can have raw cells with a specified mime type. By default, these will
> display in the notebook as plain, unhighlighted text, but you could write
> an extension that watched for raw cells with a specific mime type and then
> rendered them. A JS POD parser would be required for that, though.
> Exporting them with nbconvert should be easier, though - you can write
> Jinja templates and filters that will, for instance, run those output cells
> through a command line program to render them.

OK, that seems do-able. I'll report back if I get it all working.

Thank you both for the info!

- Zaki Mughal

> Thomas

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