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Observable Electron app idea


#1

wait, so observablehq notebook-runtime is open source? I just hit your repos on github.

So hypothetically speaking one could create an Electron app wrapper for a standalone?

I wonder if other folks fielded that idea yet or would be interested to make it work.

I’d def use an app v as a JS dataViz code snips ide :slight_smile:


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#2

Observable Slack bot would be my next observables shares suggestion to assist dataViz geeks sharing good data munging code snips. too soon?


#3

it’s really easy to make an electron app, yes; just follow https://beta.observablehq.com/@jashkenas/downloading-and-embedding-notebooks
or http://visionscarto.net/observable-jekyll/

If you’re ok with it calling external resources on the web then it’s just a matter of putting that exported code on index.html . In other words the most difficult part is making sure all your dependencies are available locally, if you want the app to be self contained.


#4

let’s do it? https://twitter.com/TarasNovak/status/1026705441445822464