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A notebook interface for wxpython

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pynotebook
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Introduction
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Pynotebook is a an interactive shell for python, similar to the python
command line but much nicer to work with. Noteboks can contain python
code together with output and documentation. Nootebooks are a pleasent
way to develop python code and to document and store your ideas.

The "notebook" concept originally appeared with the program
Mathematica and became famous for python with the iPython/Jupyter
project. Unlike iPython, pynotebook does not need a webbrowser, c
extensions or anything except python and wx. Pynotebook runs out of
the box and therefore is easy to embed and distribute.

Most notable features of pynotebook are:

- syntax highlighting
- command completion (tab-key)
- builtin graphics
- matplotlib plotting
- BSD-license


Pynotebook can be used as stand alone application (pynb) or as a
library in wx programs.

There are a couple of demo applications:
- the pynb application
- a plotting demo
- a notebook interface to gnu r

The later demonstrates how to completely modify the notebook. It uses
rpy2 for interfacing gnu r and pygments for colorization.


Installation:
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Do in a console:
python ./setup.py build

and then as root:
python ./setup.py install

This will install the pynb application and the pynotebook module.

To open a notebook:
pynb demo/ball.pyb

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