ASKSAGE: Sage Q&A Forum - Individual question feedhttps://ask.sagemath.org/questions/Q&A Forum for SageenCopyright Sage, 2010. Some rights reserved under creative commons license.Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:15:41 -0500Using sage for slideshows/presentationshttps://ask.sagemath.org/question/7960/using-sage-for-slideshowspresentations/I was wondering what the current best way is to make a presentation using the sage notebook. Do you just make a normal notebook with white-space separated "slides" and then just scroll through it?
In [this thread](https://groups.google.com/group/sage-notebook/browse_thread/thread/75d33ec9784df0e4/) at [sage-notebook](https://groups.google.com/group/sage-notebook), William mentioned that he had implemented a slideshow mode, but it wasn't good enough to include to the main sage branch.
I've heard it said that the linear nature of the notebook makes it difficult to make a slideshow presentation. [Mathematica](http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/howto/CreateASlideShow.html) suffers from the same problem, but gets around it by having a `SlideShowNavigationBar` cell to group a slide together. Also [instiki](http://www.instiki.org/) can [support slides](http://golem.ph.utexas.edu/wiki/instiki/show/S5+Test) on top of its normal linear wiki/web page structure. Is there any current work on adding slideshow support to the sage notebook?Sun, 20 Feb 2011 17:49:11 -0600https://ask.sagemath.org/question/7960/using-sage-for-slideshowspresentations/Comment by pang for <p>I was wondering what the current best way is to make a presentation using the sage notebook. Do you just make a normal notebook with white-space separated "slides" and then just scroll through it?</p>
<p>In <a href="https://groups.google.com/group/sage-notebook/browse_thread/thread/75d33ec9784df0e4/">this thread</a> at <a href="https://groups.google.com/group/sage-notebook">sage-notebook</a>, William mentioned that he had implemented a slideshow mode, but it wasn't good enough to include to the main sage branch.</p>
<p>I've heard it said that the linear nature of the notebook makes it difficult to make a slideshow presentation. <a href="http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/howto/CreateASlideShow.html">Mathematica</a> suffers from the same problem, but gets around it by having a <code>SlideShowNavigationBar</code> cell to group a slide together. Also <a href="http://www.instiki.org/">instiki</a> can <a href="http://golem.ph.utexas.edu/wiki/instiki/show/S5+Test">support slides</a> on top of its normal linear wiki/web page structure. Is there any current work on adding slideshow support to the sage notebook?</p>
https://ask.sagemath.org/question/7960/using-sage-for-slideshowspresentations/?comment=35259#post-id-35259This thread is a bit old. These days the jupyter notebook has some reveal.js integration available when we use sage --notebook=jupyter. However it is not trivial to use. Should I ask for a sage tutorial for this feature here, or in a new question?Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:15:41 -0500https://ask.sagemath.org/question/7960/using-sage-for-slideshowspresentations/?comment=35259#post-id-35259Answer by Volker Braun for <p>I was wondering what the current best way is to make a presentation using the sage notebook. Do you just make a normal notebook with white-space separated "slides" and then just scroll through it?</p>
<p>In <a href="https://groups.google.com/group/sage-notebook/browse_thread/thread/75d33ec9784df0e4/">this thread</a> at <a href="https://groups.google.com/group/sage-notebook">sage-notebook</a>, William mentioned that he had implemented a slideshow mode, but it wasn't good enough to include to the main sage branch.</p>
<p>I've heard it said that the linear nature of the notebook makes it difficult to make a slideshow presentation. <a href="http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/howto/CreateASlideShow.html">Mathematica</a> suffers from the same problem, but gets around it by having a <code>SlideShowNavigationBar</code> cell to group a slide together. Also <a href="http://www.instiki.org/">instiki</a> can <a href="http://golem.ph.utexas.edu/wiki/instiki/show/S5+Test">support slides</a> on top of its normal linear wiki/web page structure. Is there any current work on adding slideshow support to the sage notebook?</p>
https://ask.sagemath.org/question/7960/using-sage-for-slideshowspresentations/?answer=12140#post-id-12140I usually use Beamer + sageTeX for slides. That is, write the slides in pdfLaTeX with the Beamer package and use sageTeX to embed code snippets that I want to show. Its not as fast as writing a notebook but allows much finer control over the output.
You can see examples of what other people were using for presentations at [the Sage wiki](http://wiki.sagemath.org/Talks).Thu, 24 Feb 2011 01:22:40 -0600https://ask.sagemath.org/question/7960/using-sage-for-slideshowspresentations/?answer=12140#post-id-12140Answer by kcrisman for <p>I was wondering what the current best way is to make a presentation using the sage notebook. Do you just make a normal notebook with white-space separated "slides" and then just scroll through it?</p>
<p>In <a href="https://groups.google.com/group/sage-notebook/browse_thread/thread/75d33ec9784df0e4/">this thread</a> at <a href="https://groups.google.com/group/sage-notebook">sage-notebook</a>, William mentioned that he had implemented a slideshow mode, but it wasn't good enough to include to the main sage branch.</p>
<p>I've heard it said that the linear nature of the notebook makes it difficult to make a slideshow presentation. <a href="http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/howto/CreateASlideShow.html">Mathematica</a> suffers from the same problem, but gets around it by having a <code>SlideShowNavigationBar</code> cell to group a slide together. Also <a href="http://www.instiki.org/">instiki</a> can <a href="http://golem.ph.utexas.edu/wiki/instiki/show/S5+Test">support slides</a> on top of its normal linear wiki/web page structure. Is there any current work on adding slideshow support to the sage notebook?</p>
https://ask.sagemath.org/question/7960/using-sage-for-slideshowspresentations/?answer=12132#post-id-12132I don't think there is any current work. Here is something you might try if you use LaTeX.
- Download your worksheet as a .sws file.
- Get [sws2tex](https://bitbucket.org/whuss/sws2tex/).
- Use that to make your worksheet into a decent approximation as a LaTeX file.
- Modify that worksheet by changing the document class to Beamer, and then insert slide beginnings and ends.
I agree that this is not ideal for industrial use, but depending on your needs it might be a good workaround.Mon, 21 Feb 2011 04:22:27 -0600https://ask.sagemath.org/question/7960/using-sage-for-slideshowspresentations/?answer=12132#post-id-12132Comment by Simon for <p>I don't think there is any current work. Here is something you might try if you use LaTeX.</p>
<ul>
<li>Download your worksheet as a .sws file.</li>
<li>Get <a href="https://bitbucket.org/whuss/sws2tex/">sws2tex</a>.</li>
<li>Use that to make your worksheet into a decent approximation as a LaTeX file.</li>
<li>Modify that worksheet by changing the document class to Beamer, and then insert slide beginnings and ends.</li>
</ul>
<p>I agree that this is not ideal for industrial use, but depending on your needs it might be a good workaround.</p>
https://ask.sagemath.org/question/7960/using-sage-for-slideshowspresentations/?comment=22054#post-id-22054Thanks kcrisman, that will do until something better comes along!Tue, 22 Feb 2011 21:37:11 -0600https://ask.sagemath.org/question/7960/using-sage-for-slideshowspresentations/?comment=22054#post-id-22054Comment by kcrisman for <p>I don't think there is any current work. Here is something you might try if you use LaTeX.</p>
<ul>
<li>Download your worksheet as a .sws file.</li>
<li>Get <a href="https://bitbucket.org/whuss/sws2tex/">sws2tex</a>.</li>
<li>Use that to make your worksheet into a decent approximation as a LaTeX file.</li>
<li>Modify that worksheet by changing the document class to Beamer, and then insert slide beginnings and ends.</li>
</ul>
<p>I agree that this is not ideal for industrial use, but depending on your needs it might be a good workaround.</p>
https://ask.sagemath.org/question/7960/using-sage-for-slideshowspresentations/?comment=22052#post-id-22052Great. If you find a way to streamline this, please let us know. I have to admit I haven't tried this - sws2tex works pretty well, but I haven't done any modifications to the resulting files, which use coloration quite a bit.Wed, 23 Feb 2011 04:21:56 -0600https://ask.sagemath.org/question/7960/using-sage-for-slideshowspresentations/?comment=22052#post-id-22052