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#20690 closed enhancement
Live documentation in Jupyter using Thebe — at Version 34
Reported by:  nthiery  Owned by:  

Priority:  major  Milestone:  sage7.4 
Component:  documentation  Keywords:  days77, jupyter, thebe, notebook, sd75 
Cc:  vdelecroix, vbraun, rbeezer, slelievre, tmonteil  Merged in:  
Authors:  Florent Cayré, Nicolas M. Thiéry  Reviewers:  Vincent Delecroix, Thierry Monteil 
Report Upstream:  N/A  Work issues:  
Branch:  u/nthiery/thebe20690 (Commits)  Commit:  427875361ce7799bcce2b06641ba8624184b42c9 
Dependencies:  #21309  Stopgaps: 
Description (last modified by )
Thebe is a Jupyter javascript plugin for static sites that allows for rendering selected divs of the HTML as live cells connected to a Jupyter server:
The goal of this ticket is to use this technology to implement live documentation in the Jupyter notebook as we had in the legacy Sage notebook.
Kudos to Rob Beezer for pointing us to Thebe in his presentation of MathBookXML at Sage Days 77.
Steps:
 [X] Configure Sphinx to add the Thebe javascript library in the static page
 [X] Configure Sphinx to add a small header to our html page with:
 [X] Inclusion of the Thebe javascript
 [X] Thebe configuration: which divs to make live
Currently, we include all <pre> tags that contain the "sage:" prompt.
TODO: shall we change to <pre> tags that start with the "sage:" prompt?
TODO:
 [X] Only activate Thebe if the page is served by a Jupyter instance
Currently we check that the protocol is http
 [X] A button to activate live cells
 [X] Configure the Jupyter notebook in Sage to somehow provide the server configuration to Thebe (not needed in fact)
 [X] Preparse or customize/configure Thebe to support Sage's doctest syntax:
 [X] Strip out the "sage: " prompts and "....:" and "... " continuation prompts
 [X] Strip out the outputs
Bonus: show the included outputs below the cell until the new output is computed
What's been done here is: output is show until the "activate" button is clicked.
 [X] Support doctests with several commands by spliting into several cells
 [X] Ship Thebe from a dedicated spkg (#21309).
This ticket solves #17269. Followup ticket for possible improvements: #20893.
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The current branch is not to be merged in Sage, as it contains some edits in the Sage's faq that are just here for quick testing (compiling the faq is fast!).
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5016cd8  20690: First implementation of a live documentation in Jupyter using Thebe

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32c9e64  20690: Only show the activate button when there are cells to be activated

d6aaed2  20690: Disable the activate button once clicked

b5e95e4  20690: Factor out a thebesage setup function before complexifying it for upcoming functionalities

07035fd  20690: On live doc activation, hide expected results and add a Run button before them

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Everything seems to work (nice!). Some naive questions from a user point of view:
 would it be possible to remove the "sage: " string in the cells? It would be convenient since it perturb the editor. It would even be worse with the continuation "....:" since these are not ignored by the sage preparser...
Less importantly:
 why did you decide to have this "Run" and "Run Again" buttons? These do not exist in the standard Jupyter notebook. Would it be possible to simply remove them?
 the cells are properly executed when pressing "Shift + Enter" but, contrarily to the case of the notebook, after pressing "Shift + Enter" the focus is kept in the same cell. Not sure that it is desirable to move the focus (since the next cell might be very far).
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comment:18 Changed 3 years ago by
I moved the part related to improvements to #20893. I definitely think that we should try to have something ready for the next beta release. And it is in good shape!
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As discussed with Florent (by mail) the first step should be ready (see #20893 for next steps). I am going through the changes and testing this version.
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This ticket solves #17269.
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With the current version, the button activate
does not appear in all situation. It does for the reference manual but not for Help > Thematic Tutorials > Tutorial: Sage Introductory Programming (PREP)
.
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thebe.js
should not be raw copied to Sage source code. Instead, it should be installed as a Sage package, so that it is easier to keep it uptodate. Typically, the script you copied is adapted to Jupyter 4.0.5.
comment:25 followup: ↓ 26 Changed 3 years ago by
Hi Thierry,
Thanks for looking at this!
It was Volker's suggestion to just raw copy thebe.js in the sources.
One part of the rationale is simplicity. The other is that, once jupyterlab will have matured out, thebe.js is likely to become a thin layer on top of it, if not just a part of it. So it's not that crucial to take the efforts of a super clean long term solution.
But I don't have a strong opinion either.
comment:26 in reply to: ↑ 25 Changed 3 years ago by
Having a dedicated spkg is not such a huge effort, and there are tons of temporary things in Sage that wait to be cleaned for years, let us not make things worse when we can avoid it. Let me just give a try.
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I wrote #21309 to package thebe.js (needs review) and let the current branch depend on that one (i.e. i replaced the hardcoded code to a symlink to the file provided by the spkg). It works well on my machine.
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7d4fe86  #21309 : package thebejs.

f508730  Merge branch 'u/fcayre/thebe20690' of trac.sagemath.org:sage into t/21309/package_thebe_js

ef6657d  #20690 : use thebe.js from the thebejs package instead of the hardcoded one.

comment:29 in reply to: ↑ 23 Changed 3 years ago by
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Replying to vdelecroix:
With the current version, the button
activate
does not appear in all situation. It does for the reference manual but not forHelp > Thematic Tutorials > Tutorial: Sage Introductory Programming (PREP)
.
I double checked this. Actually, the button does not appear when the pages do not have cells (the first pages of the PREP are just pictures, no computations), but it does otherwise (see e.g. the "Calculus 1" page), so it is somehow a good feature.
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Replying to tmonteil:
I wrote #21309 to package thebe.js (needs review) and let the current branch depend on that one (i.e. i replaced the hardcoded code to a symlink to the file provided by the spkg). It works well on my machine.
Ça c'est gentil!
For the record, I had Florent Cayré on the phone this morning. He started looking at this, but somehow he has a technical issue posting messages on trac which we did not manage to debug. Anyway, we should be able to review this shortly (e.g. tomorrow during the Sage Days).
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Great ! (i just arrived at Cernay, barbecue tonight!)
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4278753  20690: Added comment about Thebe and Sage's thebejs package

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(Just editing ticket description, fixing formatting.)
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20690: added some examples of sage code in a fasttocompile document. DONT MERGE IN SAGE