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Converts course material to API

Project description


Helper for converting course material in YAML/Markdown/Jupyter to JSON API.


There are two public entrypoints: one for getting general course information; the other for a subset of lessons.

(This separation means the content doesn't need to be rendered to get course info.)

naucse_render.get_course(course_slug, *, path='.', version=None)

naucse_render.get_lessons(lesson_slugs, vars=None, path='.')

The path specifies the local filesystem path to the root of the repository (i.e. parent directory of courses, runs and lessons).

Installation & Usage

Install the latest released version from PyPI. With an activated virtualenv, do:

(venv)$ pip install naucse_render

For development, you can instead install in editable mode with dev dependencies:

(venv)$ pip install -e.[dev]

You can run naucse_render from the command line:

(venv)$ python -m naucse_render get-course courses/mi-pyt

(venv)$ python -m naucse_render get-lessons beginners/install beginners/venv-setup

By default, data is retreived from the current working directory. Use the --path option to point naucse_render elsewhere.


To run tests, install this package with development dependencies:

(venv)$ pip install -e.[dev]

then run the tests with pytest:

(venv)$ python -m pytest


The code is licensed under the terms of the MIT license, see LICENSE.MIT file for full text. By contributing code to this repository, you agree to have it licensed under the same license.


naucse_render 1.3

  • Lesson directories without data are ignored (
  • API version 0.2
  • Subpages now have subtitles
    • Non-index subpages may optionally have a subtitle. For example, a lesson named "Installation" might have a OS-specific subpage with the subtitle "Linux".
    • If the title of a non-index subpage may now be missing in the input. In that case, the subtitle must be present, and the title is generated as "{lesson title} – {page subtitle}".
  • Timezone information is passed through
  • Mappings read from YAML must have unique keys.
  • Subpages may now be linked with relative URLs: ./page, just like other lessons can be linked with ../lesson or ../../category/lesson. ("Short" linking to subpages of other lessons, like ../lesson/page, still doesn't work.)

naucse_render 1.2

  • API version 0.1
  • Serial "numbers" are now generated for sessions.
    • Serials are strings (or None). Usually they are numeric (like '1'), and in the source YAML they may be specified as int. But, for example, an appendix could use Roman numerals: i, ii, iii.
    • When a serial is not given in the source YAML explicitly, it is auto-generated as the previous serial plus 1 (or from 1 at the start). Serials specified as str (or None) prevent this auto-generation.
    • For courses with only one session, the serial is not auto-generated.

naucse_render 1.1

  • Make it possible to use data from a YAML file in lesson content
  • Make output the same on Windows as on "Unixy" systems

naucse_render 1.0

  • Source files are always reported as relative paths
  • YAML files are reloaded when they change
  • Added integration tests

naucse_render 0.x

0.x should successfully render courses hosted on prior to 2019.

The format of the source files grew organically, so there is no attempt here to document it.

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