Intro and iPython

Posted on January 2, 2013 by emisshula

So I was able to get this to post to my blog. However I was not able to get it to work here. Since then, to my surprise I have found myself working less with the visually amazing, but temperamental iPython and more with Emacs org-mode.

The ability to toggle between thirty different languages and output to html or LaTeX is pretty overwhelming. This is not to say that I have had no trouble at all. Python sessions were broken for a while. Overall it has been a pleasant experience. If you are interested start with the article in the Journal of Statistical Software. But that is just the advertisement for what it can do. To master the usage you should go to the supplementary materials. You can download both the source code for the paper and the babel library. None of this is behind a pay-wall.

Here are the tricks:

  1. The paper uses an initialization file, but you don’t need to do that. I generally just put an elisp block in the paper and execute that.
  2. They defined a Journal of statistical software class to comply with formating requirement. You will generally just output to LaTeX.
  3. Any questions, just reach out to me on Twitter @emisshula