# Trying out ipython blogging

## How to easily publish an ipython notebook?¶

### installing the appropriate plugins¶

Here, we will need to install additions to the nikola publishing tool: a rendering machine + a theme. Using homebrew in mcosx, this looks like:

brew install npm
npm install -g less



and

nikola install_theme zen-ipython



Once this was done, one could tune conf.py and then issue:

nikola new_post -f ipynb



Finally, one needs to build (nikola build) and publish (nikola deploy)

### example¶

In [1]:
plot(rand(50))

Out[1]:
[<matplotlib.lines.Line2D at 0x10ab2d1d0>]

Now an inline formula $e^{i \pi}=-1$ that should be rendered correctly as math.

In [2]:
import this

The Zen of Python, by Tim Peters

Beautiful is better than ugly.
Explicit is better than implicit.
Simple is better than complex.
Complex is better than complicated.
Flat is better than nested.
Sparse is better than dense.
Special cases aren't special enough to break the rules.
Although practicality beats purity.
Errors should never pass silently.
Unless explicitly silenced.
In the face of ambiguity, refuse the temptation to guess.
There should be one-- and preferably only one --obvious way to do it.
Although that way may not be obvious at first unless you're Dutch.
Now is better than never.
Although never is often better than *right* now.
If the implementation is hard to explain, it's a bad idea.
If the implementation is easy to explain, it may be a good idea.
Namespaces are one honking great idea -- let's do more of those!