[IPython-dev] Slides on nbviewer!!!

Damián Avila damianavila at gmail.com
Fri Mar 20 13:40:19 EDT 2015

Hi all,

Thanks to the great work of Nicholas (@bollwyvl) who "resuscitate" (and
actually make a better implementation) an old PR I did several months ago
in the nbviewer repo, we now have the slides support in nbviewer!!!

How to use it? Simple... you use it like nbviewer but you just "say" to the
system to render the notebook as an slideshow.

For instance, I have a notebook from an old talk here:


But in fact, I made this talk using the slideshow capabilities of the
notebook, so instead of converting to slides and upload the resulting html
file to the web, I can just press the "present" button at the top bar


and voila!! You have a working slideshow in just 1 seconds ;-)


Previously, there was an unofficial implementation of this feature called
Slideviewer (based on my old PR) which would be deprecated in favour of
this new great machinery inside the official nbviewer site.

Thanks again to @bollwyvl who push this forward (and all the IPython team
for the discussion of this functionality) and I hope you continue enjoying
(and using) the IPython slides.

Finally, to answer some of the upcoming questions, you CAN NOT execute code
in this "static" slides. If you want to try a "live" implementation of the
revealjs-based slides where you can actually *execute* code, you need to
check RISE: https://github.com/damianavila/RISE, and use it locally (we can
later talk about a *cloud* deployment, but that's another discussion ;-)


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