[IPython-dev] both source and input

MinRK benjaminrk at gmail.com
Mon Mar 9 13:20:06 EDT 2015

On Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 10:00 AM, William Stein <wstein at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm curious why the IPython notebook format has both "source" and
> "input" fields to represent the input to a cell?   I just rewrote my
> "ipynb <--> sync friendly text" conversion format to be much more
> robust and this tripped me up.
> I'm definitely not asking to change anything in IPython.  I'm just
> curious why there is both source and input, and -- more importantly --
> are there any other fields that represent input for other types of
> cells?

It's just input and source in v3 and earlier. This wasn't an intentional
difference, we just didn't realize that code and non-code cells would be so
similar when we drafted early formats. nbformat v4 in IPython 3.0 does away
with the difference (input is replaced with source).


> Thanks,
> --
> William (http://wstein.org)
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