- Plugins for Hydrogen
- Useful external packages
- How it works
- Why "Hydrogen"?
Hydrogen was inspired by Bret Victor's ideas about the power of instantaneous feedback and the design of Light Table. Running code inline and in real time is a more natural way to develop. By bringing the interactive style of Light Table to the rock-solid usability of Atom, Hydrogen makes it easy to write code the way you want to.
You also may be interested in our latest project – nteract – a desktop application that wraps up the best of the web based Jupyter notebook.
- execute a line, selection, or block at a time
- rich media support for plots, images, and video
- watch expressions let you keep track of variables and re-run snippets after every change
- completions from the running kernel, just like autocomplete in the Chrome dev tools
- code can be inspected to show useful information provided by the running kernel
- one kernel per language (so you can run snippets from several files, all in the same namespace)
- interrupt or restart the kernel if anything goes wrong
- use a custom kernel connection (for example to run code inside Docker), read more in the "Custom kernel connection (inside Docker)" section
- Troubleshooting Guide
- Style Customization
- Plugin API
Plugins for Hydrogen
Hydrogen has support for plugins. Feel free to add your own to the list:
- Hydrogen Launcher: launches terminals and Jupyter consoles connected to Hydrogen
- hydrogen-python: provides various Python-specific features
- Data Explorer: allows you to use nteract data-explorer within Hydrogen
If you are interested in building a plugin take a look at our plugin API documentation.
Useful external packages
Here is a list of external packages that could be useful when using Hydrogen (without using Hydrogen plugin API, as such they're mostly only related to the UIs):
- markdown-cell-highlight: highlights code cells in markdown files
- Cell Navigation: enables easy jumps between Hydrogen code cells
- Hydrogen Cell Separator: gives simple horizontal line decorations for Hydrogen code cells
If you find/create a package that you think can be useful when used in combination with Hydrogen, feel free to make a PR and add it.
How it works
Hydrogen implements the messaging protocol for Jupyter. Jupyter (formerly IPython) uses ZeroMQ to connect a client (like Hydrogen) to a running kernel (like IJulia or iTorch). The client sends code to be executed to the kernel, which runs it and sends back results.
Hydrogen atoms make up 90% of Jupiter by volume.
Plus, it was easy to make a logo.
Thanks for taking the time to contribute. Take a look at our Contributing Guide to get started.
Every release is documented on the GitHub Releases page.
This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the LICENSE.md file for details