ASKSAGE: Sage Q&A Forum - RSS feedhttps://ask.sagemath.org/questions/Q&A Forum for SageenCopyright Sage, 2010. Some rights reserved under creative commons license.Mon, 23 Aug 2010 19:41:18 +0200What should the features of a Sage Notebook IDE be?https://ask.sagemath.org/question/7588/what-should-the-features-of-a-sage-notebook-ide-be/Should users be able to full Sage development entirely from the notebook and Trac?Thu, 19 Aug 2010 13:28:34 +0200https://ask.sagemath.org/question/7588/what-should-the-features-of-a-sage-notebook-ide-be/Answer by William Stein for <p>Should users be able to full Sage development entirely from the notebook and Trac?</p>
https://ask.sagemath.org/question/7588/what-should-the-features-of-a-sage-notebook-ide-be/?answer=11425#post-id-11425To me this doesn't feel like a specific enough question for http://ask.sagemath.org. I'm hoping for specific questions that have specific answers. Thu, 19 Aug 2010 13:37:24 +0200https://ask.sagemath.org/question/7588/what-should-the-features-of-a-sage-notebook-ide-be/?answer=11425#post-id-11425Comment by ccanonc for <p>To me this doesn't feel like a specific enough question for <a href="http://ask.sagemath.org">http://ask.sagemath.org</a>. I'm hoping for specific questions that have specific answers. </p>
https://ask.sagemath.org/question/7588/what-should-the-features-of-a-sage-notebook-ide-be/?comment=23021#post-id-23021I think it's a "Poll" type of question, and if allowed should have a separate section just for polls. Seems like so far the acceptable questions are "HowTo" questions, which limits discussion. A third category is your "what is broken" style question, which is a multi-output function. :-)Thu, 19 Aug 2010 21:38:08 +0200https://ask.sagemath.org/question/7588/what-should-the-features-of-a-sage-notebook-ide-be/?comment=23021#post-id-23021Comment by ccanonc for <p>To me this doesn't feel like a specific enough question for <a href="http://ask.sagemath.org">http://ask.sagemath.org</a>. I'm hoping for specific questions that have specific answers. </p>
https://ask.sagemath.org/question/7588/what-should-the-features-of-a-sage-notebook-ide-be/?comment=23020#post-id-23020HowTo -- one-to-one function
Cookbook/Recipe -- one-to-many function
Poll -- many-to-many functionThu, 19 Aug 2010 21:49:34 +0200https://ask.sagemath.org/question/7588/what-should-the-features-of-a-sage-notebook-ide-be/?comment=23020#post-id-23020Comment by Mike Hansen for <p>To me this doesn't feel like a specific enough question for <a href="http://ask.sagemath.org">http://ask.sagemath.org</a>. I'm hoping for specific questions that have specific answers. </p>
https://ask.sagemath.org/question/7588/what-should-the-features-of-a-sage-notebook-ide-be/?comment=23059#post-id-23059I agree. It should be more of a question and answer site rather than a discussion site. That's one of the nice things about the other overflow sites.Thu, 19 Aug 2010 14:48:57 +0200https://ask.sagemath.org/question/7588/what-should-the-features-of-a-sage-notebook-ide-be/?comment=23059#post-id-23059Answer by Carlos Cordoba for <p>Should users be able to full Sage development entirely from the notebook and Trac?</p>
https://ask.sagemath.org/question/7588/what-should-the-features-of-a-sage-notebook-ide-be/?answer=11528#post-id-11528There are two questions here. About the features:
1. I would like to see some kind of cell structure, like the one you find in Mathematica notebooks. My sage notebooks could become pretty long and sometimes it's annoying to browse a lot until you find the exact cell you want to work on.
2. Code highlighting it's very important. I think you can't do proper development without it.
3. The menus should always be visible. If you want to save your notebook, for example, you shouldn't go all the way up to push a button and then come back to your working cell.
4. Some CSS enhancements wouldn't be bad. If you spend a lot of hours in front of a notebook, it would be better to have a non-white background. Cells are too wide too, and maybe they could have some glow to indicate the cell you are working on.
5. On thing that really annoys me is that when you evaluate a cell, it immediately jumps to next one. It's annoying when you have a large block of text on the editor, and you are fixing some code before it.
6. IMHO folders are very important too, although this has been discussed before in sage-support.
7. A better way to easily use data from your PC (text files, images, other python scripts). Maybe defining a desktop mode for the notebook, I don't know.
These are my main problems with the notebook.
Thanks,
CarlosMon, 23 Aug 2010 19:41:18 +0200https://ask.sagemath.org/question/7588/what-should-the-features-of-a-sage-notebook-ide-be/?answer=11528#post-id-11528Answer by ccanonc for <p>Should users be able to full Sage development entirely from the notebook and Trac?</p>
https://ask.sagemath.org/question/7588/what-should-the-features-of-a-sage-notebook-ide-be/?answer=11434#post-id-11434When I reload a notebook, I find myself often commenting out cells that I don't want to accidentally evaluate. Is there a way to freeze notebook cells (like a safety switch on a gun :-)?
Is there a way to group notebook cells (other than creating another notebook)?Thu, 19 Aug 2010 14:14:51 +0200https://ask.sagemath.org/question/7588/what-should-the-features-of-a-sage-notebook-ide-be/?answer=11434#post-id-11434Comment by ccanonc for <p>When I reload a notebook, I find myself often commenting out cells that I don't want to accidentally evaluate. Is there a way to freeze notebook cells (like a safety switch on a gun :-)?</p>
<p>Is there a way to group notebook cells (other than creating another notebook)?</p>
https://ask.sagemath.org/question/7588/what-should-the-features-of-a-sage-notebook-ide-be/?comment=23065#post-id-23065Thanks, this is something I have often wondered about.Thu, 19 Aug 2010 14:24:04 +0200https://ask.sagemath.org/question/7588/what-should-the-features-of-a-sage-notebook-ide-be/?comment=23065#post-id-23065Comment by ccanonc for <p>When I reload a notebook, I find myself often commenting out cells that I don't want to accidentally evaluate. Is there a way to freeze notebook cells (like a safety switch on a gun :-)?</p>
<p>Is there a way to group notebook cells (other than creating another notebook)?</p>
https://ask.sagemath.org/question/7588/what-should-the-features-of-a-sage-notebook-ide-be/?comment=23058#post-id-23058It would be nice to be able to freeze/unfreeze and hide/unhide revisions of the output. I don't know the difficulty of this serialization or how it might affect or be related to the save() and load() functions.Thu, 19 Aug 2010 14:52:31 +0200https://ask.sagemath.org/question/7588/what-should-the-features-of-a-sage-notebook-ide-be/?comment=23058#post-id-23058Comment by William Stein for <p>When I reload a notebook, I find myself often commenting out cells that I don't want to accidentally evaluate. Is there a way to freeze notebook cells (like a safety switch on a gun :-)?</p>
<p>Is there a way to group notebook cells (other than creating another notebook)?</p>
https://ask.sagemath.org/question/7588/what-should-the-features-of-a-sage-notebook-ide-be/?comment=23067#post-id-23067The answer to both questions is currently "no".Thu, 19 Aug 2010 14:16:57 +0200https://ask.sagemath.org/question/7588/what-should-the-features-of-a-sage-notebook-ide-be/?comment=23067#post-id-23067