[Biopython-dev] SciPy 2015

Tiago Antao tra at popgen.net
Thu May 28 14:47:29 UTC 2015


All comments most welcome. I will start on this next week.
Regarding reveal.js, I have used it in the past and I had problems in
terms of look (especially with complex content): different screen
resolutions would affect stuff.

IPython Notebook is actually a great idea and it is one of my two (at
least currently) possibilities.

The other possibility that I am considering, sits on the other extreme
of the spectrum: blender (I kid you not).

But suggestions are still most welcome...


On Wed, 27 May 2015 16:12:54 -0700
Eric Talevich <eric.talevich at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, May 15, 2015 at 4:53 AM, Tiago Antao <tra at popgen.net> wrote:
> > Dear all,
> >
> > It is a pleasure to report that the abstract for the SciPy
> > conference was accepted.
> >
> > As you probably know both Joao and me will be presenting Biopython
> > (Joao on BOSC and me on SciPy). The scope of the presentation will
> > be slightly different: I think Joao will concentrate on updates,
> > whereas my presentation will be more general.
> >
> > I would like to spend some time on putting forward a snappy
> > presentation that could be re-used (even if only partially) by
> > others in the future.
> >
> > I am trying to think on what technology to use. I want to avoid
> > powerpoint, beamer and friends. Also most web presentation
> > frameworks are actually quite powerpoint-like.
> >
> > I am trying to find something that is free-software, can easily use
> > animations and insightful presenting features. Should work on the
> > web and on live-presentations. I am ignoring dead-tree printing.
> >
> > I am considering quite some wacky things like blender or animation
> > packages. Trying to be a bit out-of-the-box in terms of form...
> >
> > If someone has any ideas...
> >
> > Tiago
> >
> Hi Tiago,
> Hopefully I'm not too late here. I recall Bow once gave a nice talk
> that was based on Reveal.js or similar:
> http://lab.hakim.se/reveal-js/#/17
> It is PowerPoint-like, but since it is based on JS and HTML, you
> could in principle add your own JavaScript-driven animations after
> drafting it using the original framework and generating the basic
> presentation. A little heretical at a Python conference, but you
> could supplement Biopython's own plots with BioJS widgets:
> http://biojs.io/
> Prezi is non-Free, but it is free-as-in-beer for academics and is
> definitely different from PowerPoint. Useful as a point of
> inspiration, at least.
> Have you considered or investigated doing the whole presentation as an
> IPython/Jupyter notebook? This would probably be the most direct way
> to show off Biopython's features, including plots. I think it would be
> possible to launch PyMol from the shell, too.
> -Eric

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