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Get output of a .py file in a browser

asked 2019-04-03 17:19:52 +0200

Hi-Angel gravatar image

It seems like basic question, but I already spent about 2 hours, tried jupyter, command line, different combinations, different commands, lots of stuff…

Basically, I have file with one line of content, taken straight from docs:


I want to evaluate it, and get a picture of the plot in a browser.

What I don't want:

  • to open some external app for PNG files because in future I gonna need interactivity
  • to open the file in some text editor inside a browser because I already have it opened in Emacs
  • to get errors about graphs being undefined because when I execute in sage terminal, it's all correctly defined.
  • to search for imports to run every particular sage example from docs, because typing those examples directly in sage interactive interpreter works just fine (the examples don't include imports), so I see no reason to put an unnecessary effort over that.
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What operating system, and how was Sage installed?

slelievre gravatar imageslelievre ( 2019-04-18 19:19:55 +0200 )edit

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answered 2019-04-03 21:54:16 +0200

slelievre gravatar image

updated 2019-04-03 21:57:06 +0200

If you don't want to add any import statement, rename your file to test.sage.

Let your file contain this:


If you want to keep the file as .py you will need the import statements.

In this case:

from sage.graphs.graph_generators import graphs

Note that the import statements are easy to figure out with the dedicated command.

sage: import_statements('graphs')
from sage.graphs.graph_generators import graphs
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Adding .show() simply adds a text output Graphics object consisting of 36 graphics primitives, but I don't get it in a browser (or even in a PNG viewer for that matter). If that helps, when I run the same code directly from sage interactive prompt, I get a bit different output Launched png viewer for Graphics object consisting of 36 graphics primitives.

Hi-Angel gravatar imageHi-Angel ( 2019-04-04 08:32:53 +0200 )edit

Are you running a SageMath kernel in the notebook? Or a plain Python kernel?

Iguananaut gravatar imageIguananaut ( 2019-04-18 19:13:32 +0200 )edit

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