These are chat archives for ipython/ipython

15th
Nov 2014
Douglas La Rocca
@douglas-larocca
Nov 15 2014 00:43 UTC
would anyone be interested in vertical splitting of cells?
I feel it would be controversial
Thomas Kluyver
@takluyver
Nov 15 2014 00:44 UTC
vertical splitting as in left-part, right-part
Douglas La Rocca
@douglas-larocca
Nov 15 2014 00:44 UTC
yes
Thomas Kluyver
@takluyver
Nov 15 2014 00:44 UTC
someone actually implemented that some months back
it didn't make it into IPython, though
Douglas La Rocca
@douglas-larocca
Nov 15 2014 00:45 UTC
ah
haven't been able to find anything googling
Thomas Kluyver
@takluyver
Nov 15 2014 00:46 UTC
I'll find the thread for you in the mailing list archive
Douglas La Rocca
@douglas-larocca
Nov 15 2014 00:46 UTC
thanks
it was very ambitious
if you can come up with a way to do that as an IPython extension, storing the splits as metadata, so that it still makes sense when opened without the extension, that would be good.
Douglas La Rocca
@douglas-larocca
Nov 15 2014 00:48 UTC
wow ambitious indeed
i think it should be possible using metadata
i'll see what I can come up with, thanks for digging up the link!
Thomas Kluyver
@takluyver
Nov 15 2014 00:50 UTC
you're welcome
Aaaand some snappy merging brings us down to 44 open PRs :)
Douglas La Rocca
@douglas-larocca
Nov 15 2014 01:01 UTC
just did a quick implementation in the inspector
seems so simple i thought I'd check if I was breaking anything
I just changed two consecutive cells to width: 50% and display: inline-flex;
seems to have no issues
Thomas Kluyver
@takluyver
Nov 15 2014 01:05 UTC
does that include their output?
Douglas La Rocca
@douglas-larocca
Nov 15 2014 01:08 UTC
haha yes
im amazed it works!
oh wait
issues with cut/paste
i could just immediately revert once a cell is cut or pasted
swapping left and right with ctrl+j/k also works fine
Thomas Kluyver
@takluyver
Nov 15 2014 01:10 UTC
nice
Thomas Kluyver
@takluyver
Nov 15 2014 21:55 UTC
@/all Min, Jess and I will be helping with a workshop tomorrow aimed at getting people involved in open source. I'm not planning to direct them to IPython itself, because I think it's difficult for newcomers to make a useful contribution, but I would like to direct them to some of our related projects that are easier to contribute to. My current shortlist is: mobilechelonian, nbopen, cite2c, nbgrader, docker-notebook. Does anyone have any other projects they'd like me to point potential contributors to?
Also, if you're storing in your head any issues that you think someone could make useful inroads on, please take the time to write them down in Github issues.
Jessica B. Hamrick
@jhamrick
Nov 15 2014 21:57 UTC
Maybe nbmanager too?
Thomas Kluyver
@takluyver
Nov 15 2014 22:09 UTC
good point :)