NodeBox with Jupyter Notebooks?

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17 Aug, 2017 10:03 AM

Has anyone out there managed to use NodeBox networks in or with Jupyter Notebooks?

Our team is using Jupyter notebooks for big data analysis. I am creating visualizations from their CSV files using NodeBox 3. It would be nice if we could find a way to more tightly integrate my NodeBox visualizations into their Jupyter notebooks. Ideally they could adjust data selections in their notebooks and immediately see visualizions without leaving Jupyter or having to uncerstand anything about NodeBox.

Any ideas?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Frederik De Ble... on 25 Aug, 2017 07:28 PM

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    A couple of years ago I've worked on NodeBox Server, which uses the core NodeBox library to render .ndbx files on the server and return images or PDF's. I haven't looked at this for a while, but it could be possible to provide a Jupyter kernel for NodeBox that renders a script and shows the result...

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by john on 25 Aug, 2017 09:09 PM

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    Hi Frederik!

    Thanks for responding. This sounds exactly like what we would need. I don't have the chops to tackle something like that myself; if anyone else does, please chime in! Jupyter notebooks seem pretty hot right now and a Nodebox integration would be very useful to many people.

    I wonder if the work geordiemoffett did on adding sockets to control the editor would apply here. What ever happened with that?

    Frederik, is there anything that would have to be added/changed to NodeBox before someone could write that Jupyter kernel? Any undocumented APIs they would need?

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