Ipynb To Markdown

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This will convert the IPython document file notebook.ipynb into the output. For simple single-file output, such as html, markdown, etc., the output may. An IPYNB file is a notebook document used by Jupyter Notebook, an interactive computational environment designed to help scientists work with the Python language and their data. You can open a ipynb file from local computer, Web URL, Google Drive, Dropbox, and Box.

One of my biggest mistakes with this blog was not finding a WordPress plugin that would allow me to write my posts with markdown; to this day I still need to write posts in 'Visual' mode and then manually convert the post to HTML for 'Text' mode. One of these days I want to convert existing posts to Markdown and then enable a plugin that will convert Markdown to HTML. This painful process made me ask myself: is there a way I can use Node.js JavaScript to convert HTML to Markdown? There is, and it's called Turndown by Dom Christie.

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Start by installing Turndown:

Then use Turndown's simple API to convert HTML to markdown:

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You can use the interactive Turndown demo to experiment with its capabilities. Turndown has a number of options and allows you to use filters to keep elements you believe could be at risk for improper conversion.

Ipynb to markdown format

Most developers look for a Markdown to HTML solution so it's rate to find myself in a position to need to convert HTML to Markdown. I look forward to migrating my site's content to Markdown so that writing posts is much less stressful in the future!

Info to help convert the Jupyter notebooks we use in class into blog posts for your github blog. Manual conversion instructions are given for one-off posts, as well as detials to make a bash alias to automate the conversion process, move the files, and update your blog in one fell swoop.

Manual instructions

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Run the following command in terminal to convert the file named notebook.ipynb from Jupyter notebook format to a markdown file suitable for your Jekyll blog. Note this must be run in the terminal inside the directory that includes the file you intend to convert.

That command will run the translation utility provided by Jupyter and create two new items:

  • notebook.md is a new file containing the markdown for your new blog post
  • notebook_files is a new folder containing all the images for your new blog post

Move the notebook.md file to your blog’s _posts folder and rename it to include the date and title for your post. You will also want to make sure the first few lines contain the appropriate front matter (YAML block in Jekyll parlance). You will also need to change any image links to point to your blog’s image folder. Read below to see my tool for automating most of these tasks.

Move the notebook_files folder to your blog’s “images” folder (this is also automated in my tool below).

Add these files to the git repository and commit. Then push the repo up to the server. Congratulations, your updated site should be live within a few minutes!

Automated instructions

Once you have installed the tool below, the instructions for uploading a notebook as a new post on your blog are:

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  • Run new_post notebook.ipynb (where notebook.ipynb is the name of the file you wish to convert and post)
  • Start impatiently refreshing your blog page to see the new post appear.
Please note that certain items in the notebook file may not come through to the final blog post:
  • LaTeX equations will not be interpreted properly
  • Manually inserted images will need to be fixed by hand
  • YAML metadata (e.g. title, date, category, etc.) will only work properly if the first cell type is set to Raw NBConvert
Things my new_post function does:
  • Convert to markdown
  • Fix inline plot image addresses
  • Move post file and images folder to appropriate area of blog directory
  • Add and commit new post files to git repo
  • Push repo changes to server

There are currently no sanity checks in place in this function, so please take care to understand how it works before you run it, and be careful what you use it on. I have made an example post

Automation setup

This process is very similar to the tool I created in the first week of the class. Basically we are adding a shortcut to our .bash_profile script that the CLI loads everytime we open a new terminal window. I call my shortcut new_post but you can change this to whatever command you want to type when you post a notebook to your blog. The installation is easy, just copy and paste the code below into your ~/.bash_profile file (you can use the command subl ~/.bash_profile to open this file in Sublime Text directly from the CLI). Do note that you will need to change the info on the first few lines to reflect how your personal computer is setup.

Convert Jupyter Notebook To Markdown

Setup pretty tables

When you set up your system for translating the blog posts, you will need to add some CSS code to your html template file to tell Jekyll to format the Pandas DataFrame tables appropraitely. Below is the relevant section of my <username>.github.io/_layouts/default.html file that has the CSS code included at the end of the <head> section. You should edit the your defualts file to be similar.

Here is a quick overview of the features in the added CSS code. You can change any of these settings to suit your fancy.

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  • Set the table size to be the full width and 240px tall
  • Enable scroll bars for accessing larger tables
  • Set the font to Arial size 13, and align it to the center of each cell
  • Make the table headers (both column and row) bold
  • Give each cell 4px of padding
  • Highlight the row your mouse hovers over in light blue (#b8d1f3)