14 May 2016

If you work with Python you should try Jupyter notebooks. A particularly nice service I was introduced to recently is - which sets up a notebook server for you, installs whatever you need on it, and lets you (and anyone you care to share a link with) run python, from a web browser. Your code becomes reproducible and tinkerable by anyone, anywhere, without the usual barriers of clone, install, set up.

Very nice. I can think of lots of uses for this, and am particularly encouraged that a self-hosted version is in the works. This capability “within the firewall” would be exceedingly useful and engaging.

Here’s a tiny example of my own. Click the “launch binder” button to run my code and then edit away…

Tags: python, programming, geeky