# [IPython-dev] [iPython-dev] thoughts on the notebook, alternative front-ends and remote editing

Matthias Bussonnier bussonniermatthias at gmail.com
Fri Mar 6 12:37:57 EST 2015

Le 5 mars 2015 à 23:39, Jared Forsyth <jared at jaredforsyth.com> a écrit :

> Regarding math rendering, I use katex, and it's super fast. I also have it set up so everything can be rendered on the server side (another awesome bent of react) - no phantomjs required.
>

Yeah, we heard of it, last time I checked (long ago) it was not supporting all of mathjax features.
But having it in the nbconvert process would be nice.

I've also heard of mathematical(ruby) that apparently rely on a c library.

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M

>
> On 7:28PM, Thu, Mar 5, 2015 Matthias Bussonnier <bussonniermatthias at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey Jared.
>
> Le 5 mars 2015 à 14:01, Jared Forsyth <jared at jaredforsyth.com> a écrit :
>
>>
>> - editor: I think the editor should continue to be codemirror -- let it do what it is good at. I use codemirror in Notablemind, and the interop works just fine. I'd be happy to spin off my react-codemirror component into a separate package if that's helpful
>
> That would be great.
> I've seen a few of these, but they seem to be un-maintained, and haven't receive patches in month.
> I suppose if we can have them in an organisation it would help being sure that there is not a single bottle neck.
> We can see that at the right time.
>
> I'm working on having real-time on current code mirror but if we can code mirror<-> react <-> RT-API that would be even more awesome.
>
> We are not totally decided on react and will have a look at phosphor also, though apparently phosphor does ply nicely with react.
>
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>> - output areas: large binary blobs are no problem for react, as long as you're careful about things. Again, notablemind (rendering ipython outputs) has no problem
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> I dont think we are concern about big binary blob, but really long notebooks, and some system where math expression
> have difficulties to render.
> But hearing that it works great is nice.
>
>
>> - widgets: embedding arbitrary widgets within a react component is super simple :). If widgets are written in react, all the better, but that's not necessary.
>
> havent seen a react widget yet... but I suppose there might already be some.
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> m
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