ICalico Development 2014 BMC
- be able to use ICalico via a server for fall 2014 courses (Programming Languages, and ESEM)
- spelling checker
- bibliography support
- commenting by others
- grading support
- other functionality as needed
- clicker-style feedback
- question/answer widget
- wiktionary (in-notebook word look-up)
Monday, June 30, 2014
- http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/ - Original definition of "markdown"
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markdown - General overview of markdown
- https://github.com/chjj/marked/tree/master/test/tests - Marked tests, should document all features/variations
- https://help.github.com/articles/github-flavored-markdown - Additional syntax allowed with "marked"
- https://www.gitbook.io/ - Publish Markdown book (has foot notes)
- https://github.com/chjj/marked/pull/431 - footnote patch for marked
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
- http://timeline.knightlab.com/ - Time Line
ICalico Notebooks with Visualizations:
- No vertical bar escape
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Hints on spelling checking:
- https://github.com/ipython/ipython/pull/3102/files - Changes to turn spell check off. What happens if it is on?
- ICalico - the only docs we have so far
- Being able to make the lines of tables invisible
- Being able to have reference-style links be defined in any cell in the notebook
Monday, July 7th, 2014
Goals for the week:
- Number Sections
- Completed July 7th. Has not been tested extensively. Code is located in "Labeling Headers" notebook on Dropbox.
- Number Sections
- Table of Contents
- Remove Old One?
- Table of Contents
Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
Testing and added functionality of automatic section numbering:
- Discussed several new features with Mattie to make section numbering more user-friendly, including:
- Added alerts that warn user when missing intermediate headers
- Added additional alerts warning users when the first header cell in their Notebook is not a Header 1 cell
- Determining when parts of certain user-defined titles should/should not be replaced
- Tested more extensively, removing several bugs with replacing already existing headers
- Users cannot name sections of their notebook titles that match the defined section numbering pattern (i.e. naming a section "1.5 Pies" will delete '1.5' and replace it with the correct section number for that section, even if '1.5' was intended to be part of the title)
- Successfully generated section numbering for Mattie's Reference Guide
Completed Raw Implementation of Table of Contents Generator:
- Code is labeled "Table of Contents Code" on Dropbox
- Mostly working with few bugs
- Several design questions that can be discussed in the future
- Put a new copy of the reference guide (Title: "Reference Guide Plus Code") in the Dropbox folder which demonstrates both Section Numbering and Table of Contents Generation!
- Making a markdown link that contains ")?)" forms some sort of escape and will not link properly. Cause unknown. EDIT: Fixed 7/9/2014
Doc Writing Update (from Mattie):
- Finished explanation of toolbar, with exception to the restart kernel tool and the cell toolbar drop down menu, both of which I am trying to figure out the function of
- Fix internal links so that they don't open up a new window (with Cole's help)
- Introduced several new sections to the whole guide, including one that hopefully will link to Cole's automatic section numbering program
- Currently trying to write a section on how to turn your Notebook into a slideshow, but I'm still figuring out how to do it for myself.
Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
- Added a fix to remove trailing spaces from links for the table of contents generator
- Added a fix to replace all parentheses with their encodings (%28 and %29 respectively) fixing the bug causing links with parentheses to render incorrectly.
Potential New Bugs For Discussion:
- Unordered lists do not render if the indentation level increases by more than one tab at a time. Notebooks with headers that are inconsistent in this way (i.e. jumping from header 1 to header 3) will not render their table of contents correctly. However, this could warn users of potential errors within their notebook.
- Initial documentation (including JSON file format) - https://github.com/NUKnightLab/TimelineJS