The open-source framework Mercury is a perfect tool for sharing notebooks as web apps with non-programmers. The Mercury software is dual licensed. It has open-source AGPL_v3 license and commercial friendly license. With open-source license any user can freely use the Mercury to share their notebooks. The open-source users don’t have to publicly share their notebooks. If they do any changes to the Mercury itself all changes need to be public. The white-labeling is prohibited. The commercial friendly license allows for private forks and white-labeling (you can use your own branding). What is more, commercial users have access to more features and dedicated support. In this post, I will show you how to create a private fork of Mercury repository.
How to create Mercury private fork and customize?
March 02, 2022 by Piotr Płoński Mercury
The ipynb Jupyter Notebook File Extension
March 01, 2022 by Piotr Płoński Jupyter Mercury Voila
*.ipynbfile extension is used for computational notebooks that can be open with Jupyter Notebook. The Jupyter Notebook was formerly named IPython Notebook. The extension
*.ipynbis from letters IPython Notebook. The IPython was developed as a command shell for interactive computing in Python programming language. It offers introspection, rich media, shell syntax, tab completion, and history.
The 2 alternative approaches for Jupyter Notebook widgets
February 28, 2022 by Piotr Płoński Jupyter Mercury Voila
The Jupyter notebooks provide great flexibility for developing Python programs. The code is organised in cells, and execution results are presented just below the cell. This approach gains huge trackion among programmers, especially data scientists, around the globe. To make the notebooks more accessible to non-programmers there is possible to add an interactive widgets to the notebook. What is more, such notebook can be shared as standalone web application, which greatly simplifies the sharing. In this article I will present two alternative approaches for adding widgets into Jupyter Notebook, namely ipywidgets+Voila and Mercury.
Develop NLP Web App from Python Notebook
February 23, 2022 by Piotr Płoński and Aleksandra Płońska Python Spacy Mercury
Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a scientific field working on interactions between computers and human written language. The machines are programmed and taught to understand the text and extract information.
Build Computer Vision Web App with Python, OpenCV and Mercury
February 21, 2022 by Piotr Płoński and Aleksandra Płońska Python Opencv Mercury
Computer Vision methods provide great flexibility for images processing. For example, you can easily write a computer program for converting any photo to an artistic sketch. In this article I will show you:
File upload widget in Jupyter Notebook web app
January 25, 2022 by Piotr Płoński Jupyter Mercury Notebook
Wouldn’t it be fantastic if you could share a Jupyter Notebook with your coworkers and allow them to upload a new file that is processed by your notebook? I will show you how to add a file upload widget to your Jupyter Notebook and share it as a web app with Mercury framework.
Share Jupyter Notebook as web app
January 14, 2022 by Piotr Płoński Jupyter Mercury Notebook
Have you ever wanted to share your Jupyter notebook with non-programming friends? Would you like to hide the code, to not scare them? Give them the option to change the input with interactive widgets. In this post, I will show you how to easily share a notebook as an interactive web app with the Mercury framework.