Creating Slides with Jupyter Notebook06 May 2018
Jupyter notebook is a powerful tool to interactively code in web-based notebooks with a whole plethora of programming languages. With it, it is also possible to create web-based slideshows with reveal.js.
To open the slides toolbar for each cell in Jupyter Notebook, enable it via
View > Cell Toolbar > Slideshow. Now you can specify for each cell what kind of slide type you want. The available types are Slide (new slide), Sub-Slide (new slide below last one), Fragment (fragment within previous slide), Skip (skip this cell) and Notes (adding speaker notes).
You can now convert the slides with the
jupyter-nbconvert command line tool and the
--to slides option. First, you need to add/clone reveal.js into your folder with the presentation and then you can run the command
jupyter-nbconvert --to slides presentation.ipynb --reveal-prefix=reveal.js
It is also possible serve slides with an https server by using the
--post serve option as in the command
jupyter-nbconvert --to slides presentation.ipynb --post serve
This will run a server which opens the presentation in your browser ready for presentation. Another neat thing is RISE, a Jupyter slideshow extension that allows you to instantly turn your Jupyter Notebooks into a slideshow with the press of a button in your notebook.