Just want to say I’ve been keeping an eyeball on this since it was called d3-express, I’m really excited by this project (as are a couple of the folks at Starcount).
I have a suggestion, would it be possible/feasible/desirable to have a literate programming mode for creating the notebooks? This link gives some context: http://www.coffeescriptlove.com/2013/02/literate-coffeescript.html
When I tried to create a new notebook, I was trying to insert text into the line much like I would with a rich text editor, and trying to select lines to delete. I got stuck on a syntax error with removing the closing tick on a piece of markdown.
Wanted to throw it out there. So glad you’ve made this tool available, I’ll be giving it a good spin this weekend.
Also, will there be a private notebooks option a la GitHub? I would pay for that.
Sure! We’re strongly considering different cell types in the future, so that it isn’t necessary to escape all the backticks in Markdown and double-escape the
tex literals. For now though, the pattern is more that instead of using indentation to separate prose and code like you would do in literate coffeescript (or
And, yep, I can’t make any promises re: roadmap, but private notebooks are high on our list.
Thanks Tom. Just gave me an idea, is there a tool that can convert a literate file into cells that can be published to a notebook, or an API interface to publish notebooks?