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%attach/attach() does not work in sage jupyter (sage 7.5.1)

asked 2017-01-23 13:37:18 +0200

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Whenever I open a jupyter notebook in Sage 7.5.1 (sage -n jupyter), issuing a magic command


or an inline attachcommand


results in an error:

UsageError: Invalid GUI request 'sage', valid ones are:['osx', 'qt4', 'qt5', 'nbagg', None, 'gtk', 'gtk3', 'notebook', 'tk', 'inline', 'wx', 'qt']

I found this error in sagemath 7.5.1, but it is not present in sagemath 7.2. The magic %load, however, works.

Any workarounds? (besides changing %attach to %load, I mean.)

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Upon further searching, I found that in file /Applications/ there is a registered input hook: register('sage', sage_inputhook). It seems that the 'sage' GUI has no support for attaching files?

notabot gravatar imagenotabot ( 2017-01-23 14:41:22 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-01-24 12:05:29 +0200

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Since the answer is “Any workarounds?”, I'll document the one workaround that I found. However, the original problem persists; so I think that a bug report is due.

The workaround is to replace




Note that this workaround looses the automatic reloading feature; which is the point of attach in the first place. But at the very least, I can now load code and data from files.

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