The goal of the project is to enable evaluation of Haskell code in the IPython notebook and support rich display of output.
ihaskell-notebook is implemented as an IPython extention (a "cell
magic") which connects to a Haskell application we're calling
This application use the GHC API directly to handle compilations, imports,
You will need:
IPython (tested with v0.13)
See the install instructions here
The easiest way to get GHC is to install the Haskell Platform.
- Checkout this ihaskell-notebook repository
ghcjand build, e.g.
$ cd ghcj $ cabal-dev install
modify the top-level script ihaskellnb.sh to reflect the location of
GHCJ_BINARY = "/home/user/ihaskell-notebook/ghcj/dist/ghcj/ghcj"
ihaskellnb.shin whatever directory you want to use for notebooks
Once in the notebook, create (or load, or upload) a notebook. In the first cell, evaluate:
From this point on, all subsequent cell evaluations are run through the ghcj
cell magic. There is no need to prefix the cells with
%%ghcj as you would for
a normal IPython cell magic.