[IPython-dev] Slides on nbviewer!!!

Damon Allen damontallen at gmail.com
Mon Mar 23 11:48:04 EDT 2015


It looks like #433 <https://github.com/jupyter/nbviewer/issues/433> is that
issue.


Regards,
Damon



On Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 8:49 AM, Damián Avila <damianavila at gmail.com> wrote:

> Probably something we lost in the integration, can you open an issue in
> the nbviewer repo to track this... this should be working IMHO
>
> 2015-03-22 10:10 GMT-03:00 Damon Allen <damontallen at gmail.com>:
>
> Damián,
>>
>> I developed a series of slide shows for a course I teach and host them on
>> github.io since it was the best option at the time.  One of the thing
>> that I liked about the slide shows over PowerPoint was that if a slide
>> contained more information than would fit on a screen then it would have a
>> vertical scroll bar show up.  This allowed me to have large images and
>> tables show up with the relevant text.  I just tested one of these slides
>> on nbviewer and that feature does not work.  Was this a design choice or is
>> it a bug? (Example
>> <http://nbviewer.ipython.org/format/slides/github/damontallen/Construction-Lectures-Fall-2014/blob/master/Week%209%20-%20Slab%20Forms.ipynb#/1>
>> - sorry about the autoplay audio.)
>>
>> Regards,
>> Damon
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 9:37 PM, Damián Avila <damianavila at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> >However, we need to look at some notebook UI/UX options for getting
>>> access to all of the configuration features (might as well), which does
>>> present a bit of a challenge.
>>>
>>> That's the key... the UI/UX to make the config available without making
>>> the "configuration" a mess ;-)
>>>
>>> > As a first step I would like to disable the animation in
>>> livereveal/RISE, I can live with the animation on nbviewer.I'll try to look
>>> into slides.reveal.tpl, thanks for the pointer.
>>>
>>> Modifying slides_reveal.tpl will let you "config" things in nbconverted
>>> slides... but if you want to modify this in RISE, you need to set up the
>>> config in other way... check this:
>>> https://github.com/damianavila/RISE#configure-your-own-options
>>>
>>> Remember that RISE and IPython slides are related but different things:
>>>
>>> * RISE is a notebook changed on the fly to render as a reveal.js-based
>>> slideshow... but it is LIVE as the notebook is... because it is a notebook
>>> ;-)
>>>
>>> * IPython slides are just STATIC html/js/css generated by the
>>> IPython.nbconvert machinery using reveal.js as part of the machinery to
>>> render the STATIC slides an a slideshow... but the code can no be run
>>> there. Finally, the slides on nbviewer are just another way to experience
>>> the STATIC slides ;-)
>>>
>>> Probably you know that... but I take to opportunity to make the
>>> clarification so people do not confuse one with the other one.
>>>
>>> Cheers.
>>>
>>>
>>> 2015-03-20 20:23 GMT-03:00 Antonino Ingargiola <tritemio at gmail.com>:
>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 3:20 PM, Nicholas Bollweg <
>>>> nick.bollweg at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> As a first step I would like to disable the animation in
>>>>>> livereveal/RISE, I can live with the animation on nbviewer.I'll try to look
>>>>>> into slides.reveal.tpl, thanks for the pointer.
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Yeah, while the nbconvert template that will respect slideshow-level
>>>>> metadata (here
>>>>> <https://github.com/ipython/ipython/blob/master/IPython/nbconvert/templates/html/slides_reveal.tpl#L172>)
>>>>> needs to be changed in ipython/ipython, we should play with the UX in
>>>>> livreveal first.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> link saved ;).
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> Are you still referring to the animation or to the
>>>>>> powerpoint/libreoffice conversion here?
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Was talking about the ability to do any kind of reveal
>>>>> configuration... hadn't responded to the powerpoint thing. But since you
>>>>> mention it...
>>>>>
>>>>> If we're talking about dreams, mine is to kill powerpoint :P
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I was thinking like this a few years ago, doing presentation in beamer
>>>> and so on.  But then I found that in the every-day practice of
>>>> presentations (at least in science), you continuously do a mix&match work
>>>> copying slides from old presentations (yours and colleagues, and for many
>>>> powerpoint is the standard), fixing errors and annotating slides during
>>>> talks and so on, there is no much time for the slides, adding an arrow or a
>>>> circle to highlight something must be immediate. The powerpoint/libreoffice
>>>> approach here has an edge.
>>>>
>>>> Right now I have 6 notebooks open with similar analysis on different
>>>> data files. I need to make a report presentation. Do you think I will make
>>>> another notebook? It is just faster if I dump everything (I mean figures
>>>> and latex formulas) in powerpoint and add just a few words for create a
>>>> logical story.
>>>>
>>>> The notebook is fantastic tool to create another kind of presentations
>>>> in which you show in dept a computational process.
>>>>
>>>> Aside from Pandoc, which is already available, there is python-pptx
>>>>> <https://github.com/scanny/python-ppt>, which could serve as a
>>>>> baseline for building an nbconvert formatter. Perhaps a smarter application
>>>>> of pandoc to the slides is the best bet to get to where you want to go... I
>>>>> would be very surprised if someone hadn't done this before!
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Pandoc is powerful but close to impossible to install on windows.
>>>> python-pptx on the contrary looks a really interesting project, thanks for
>>>> mentioning it :).
>>>>
>>>> Antonio
>>>>
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