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A notebook interface for wxpython

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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 wxPython . Pynotebook runs out of the box and is therefore easy to embed and distribute.

Most notable features of pynotebook are:

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

Pynotebook can be used as stand alone application (pynb) or as a widget 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 Pygments for colorization.


Do in a console:matplotlib

python ./ build

and then as root:

python ./ install

This will install the pynb application and the pynotebook module.

To open a notebook:

pynb demo/ball.pyb

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