[IPython-dev] Hide input

Paul Hobson pmhobson at gmail.com
Fri Feb 20 12:42:04 EST 2015

I can't speak for the devs here, but I recall them saying that they don't
want anyone being able to hide malicious code in a hidden cell.

For your problem, would simply loading the JSON from a file be an option?

On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 11:27 AM, John Omernik <john at omernik.com> wrote:

> So I see this has been discussed before (Git Hub Closed issue 1340)
> But I am confused at the decision process behind saying iPython will
> not have the ability to hide or collapse input cells, but it will be
> in NBConvert...
> I can think of a number of cases where a collapse input would
> invaluable to intuitive data manipulation.  Say you have a text Json
> blob... you can assign to a variable in Python, and then collapse down
> the input to just the top line , and proceed to do data manipulation
> without having to scroll through pages of Json text.  It makes the
> analysis (not just the reading of the NBConverted notebook) easier .
> Can we rethink this decision to add the ability to hide input?
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