From: "Steve Litt" <>
Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2014 2:35 PM
On Thu, 29 May 2014 14:36:29 -0500
"Alex Vergara Gil" <> wrote:

Hello Lyxers

I wonder why LyX is not available to process little pieces of python
code within its own framework, like ipython notebook for instance??
This feature allows us to have beautiful graphics such the one
produced by matplotlib package. I know there already exists a similar
binding for R through knitr module, so why not a binding for python

Is there a way, like modules or whatever, to achieve the same
functionality or at least some basic functionality of ipython
notebook within LyX??

Oh, if we're going consider requests for difficult additions to handle a
small subset of needs like beautiful graphics, how about filling the
GAPING HOLE that there's no practical way to export to ePub, without
massive human intervention and end-user programming? None of LyX's HTML
and xHtml exports are remotely suitable for flowing-text eBook
production, especially because different people have different ideas of
how eBooks should be built.

I donĀ“t think this is a "dificult addition" since there is already a module that does something similar for what I've asked, knitr module does this but accepting R commands instead of python ones, so maybe the knitr author can put some light to this discussion. Again there should be no need to touch the code, just build a module similar to knitr that can be named "knitpy"

This is my original motivation



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