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Prototype of an extension to provide acess to virtual python environment on an IPython notebook cell
import sys
import os
import shlex
from subprocess import Popen, PIPE
from IPython.utils.py3compat import unicode_to_str
def workon(line, cell):
if not os.path.exists(os.environ['WORKON_HOME']+line):
print >> sys.stderr, "Environment {} does no exist.".format(line)
env_activate_cmd = 'bash -c source '+os.environ['WORKON_HOME'] + '/{}/bin/activate'.format(line)
cmd = shlex.split(env_activate_cmd) + ["&&","python","-"]
p = Popen(cmd, stdout=PIPE, stderr=PIPE, stdin=PIPE, shell=True)
out,err = p.communicate(cell)
if err:
print >> sys.stderr, err
print out
if 'WORKON_HOME' in os.environ:
get_ipython().register_magic_function(workon, 'cell')
From now, you can do:
%%workon pre_existing_env
# Now the following python code will be executed under pre_existing_env
import sys
print sys.version

@minrk : Would this be a start of a virtualenv cell?

it requires virtualenv to be installed and the env to exist prior to using this


Rather than calling get_ipython() or InteractiveShell(), an IPython extension should offer a load_ipython_extension(ip) method, which will be called with the shell object when it's loaded. Docs:

(The rationale for this is that we have a long term goal to allow more than one InteractiveShell object in the same process - so we're trying not to treat it like a singleton)


I'll study other extensions and modify my code to conform.
thanks @takluyver


Thanks @turicas for the tip on how to make the bash command work...


@fccoelho, PEP8, please! :-)

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