Meeting Notes for January: Jupyter Notebook

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 12:05 -- JackC

Room 300, Rockefeller Hall, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

Lightning Talks

Joe Apuzzo: 2-meter FM radio kit - Joe showed the group a small board that was availble for Not Much Money from one of the local Amateur Radio groups - OMARC. The board is programmable and is a surplus board picked up by the club. It has several uses that would appeal to the local Ham operator. Contact Joe if interested!

Main Talk

Matthias Johnson: Jupyter Notebook

Matt presented an overview of Jupyter Notebook - a web based application that "... allows you to create and share documents that contain live code, equations, visualizations and explanatory text." The system allows the user to quickly prototype without the need to worry too much about structure.

Jupyter allows the user to create "notebooks" that are - or can be - small subsets of a larger application. It can be used to "test" code fragments or provide full applications. It can be shared and it supports large data systems.

Matt provided several demos of the way he uses it showing individual blocks of code that function as sectional code regions, sometimes combining them with other regions, sometimes just deleting unhappy blocks.

The system provides several "magics" (access the list with "lsmagic") that simplify - greatly! - many actions within the environment.

Many questions and lots of group discussion followed the presentation.

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