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How to use an external text editor to create script (interact) and render it in a browser

asked 2010-10-08 07:05:36 +0100

Lynda gravatar image

I am not very confortable with the notebook interface to edit long files (no colorisation, etc...), but I would like to be able to use interact objects. Is there a way to:

  1. Create a file in a text editor of my choice
  2. run it in sage
  3. have the ouput automatically opened in the browser

Thanks for your answers

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answered 2010-10-18 04:09:15 +0100

kkumer gravatar image

Another possiblity, which is maybe Firefox specific, is to use a browser add-on that makes it possible to edit editboxes in external editors. There was 'mozex' extension that did that, but now I am using It's All Text! Firefox add-on which creates a small 'edit' button next to each Sage input cell, which opens edits in external gvim editor. This can give you also python syntax highlighting.

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To follow-up on myself: In google chrome browser I get the same feature by using vrome extension.

kkumer gravatar imagekkumer ( 2012-06-01 08:58:58 +0100 )edit

Another option if you are on Windows is "Text Editor Anywhere":

davitenio gravatar imagedavitenio ( 2013-07-10 12:31:19 +0100 )edit

answered 2010-10-08 09:14:15 +0100

niles gravatar image

I don't know how to do precisely what you asked, but I often write code in a separate file and attach it to a notebook cell (just write e.g. "attach path/to/filename.sage"). Then the notebook session knows all the functions I've defined in the file.

Hopefully this will work for you,


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answered 2010-10-08 18:23:29 +0100

nbruin gravatar image

In the worksheet you can upload and/or create data files via the "data" dropdown. You can access the files there using

load DATA+"your filename"

If the file is a ".py" or a ".sage" file, you can edit it in your browser, with syntax highlighting. Alternatively, you can use your own editor and reupload the file every time you make changes.

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