Has anyone tried Zeppelin or Beaker notebooks? @kmader ? How do they compare to Jupyter? I ask because we are looking to create a comprehensive set of SciJava tutorials (pulling together all the current GitHub tutorials repositories, and adding more), and would like to use a notebook format as the basis.
I don't know about Zeppelin or Beaker but I've been an intensive user of former IPython now renamed Jupyter notebook and it's an amazing tool. The project is very active. See this blog post about the future Jupyter interface which seems really great http://blog.jupyter.org/2016/07/14/jupyter-lab-alpha/. Being the first "notebook" Jupyter has now a pretty big scientific community working with it. See for example theses notebooks about the LIGO project : https://losc.ligo.org/tutorials/
As I said I don't know the others competitors and if they have to become popular, I hope the community will agree on a common notebook format :-)
@tinevez I believe that our community (ImageJ/Fiji/SciJava/what-have-you) will choose a notebook format, sure. But "the scientific community" has no such leaders (that I know of), and therefore probably will not.