nteract – Notebooks on your Desktop

nteract is an open source desktop-based interactive computing application that is focused on accessibility and composability. Interactive computing applications allow users to create documents that contain executable code, textual content, and images and convey a computation narrative.

nteract allows users to edit and share interactive notebook documents that contain explanatory text, executive code, and interactive visualizations. This literate coding environment supports Python, R, JavaScript and other Jupyter kernels. It wraps up the best of the web based Jupyter notebook and embeds it as a desktop application. Now, you can open notebooks natively on your system.

The software is in a fairly early stage of development.

It uses Electron, a framework for developing native, cross-platform desktop applications with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Electron is a stripped down version of Chrome for building desktop applications using web technologies.

Features include:

  • Offers a minimalistic, user-centered notebook. The clean authoring environment is appealing.
  • Share documents understood across the Jupyter ecosystem from the desktop.
  • Jupyter kernels are supported locally and remotely via Binder.
  • Dynamic tool that is flexible for writing code, exploring data, and authoring text.
  • Built on top of a rich ecosystem of packages that allow developers to write software built on top of the notebook document format and the code execution protocol.
  • Execute code in a variety of languages including Python, R, Julia, and JavaScript.
  • Drag-and-droppable cells.
  • Inline toolbars.
  • Offers a terminal-free experience.
  • Large list of custom output types.
  • In-app support for publishing.
  • Built-in support for Plotly, a popular data visualization tool.
  • Built-in support for GeoJSON rendering.
  • Built-in support for hiding inputs and outputs.
  • Export to PDF (independent of LaTeX).
  • Good rendering of math.
  • Light and dark theme with a full screen option.

Website: nteract.io/desktop
Support: Documentation, Blog, GitHub, Twitter, Docker
Developer: Many contributors
License: BSD 3-Clause “New” or “Revised” License

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