Stencila in Binder
Aleksandra Pawlik, 11 May 2018
At the recent eLife sprint in Cambridge Daniel Nüst and Min Ragan-Kelley of Project Jupyter had chosen to do a project involving Stencila. Nokome Bentley joined them remotely and as a result you can now run Stencila projects on Binder connecting to a Jupyter kernel.
Nokome spent the day working on adding support for running code cells. Since the base
jupyter/minimal-notebook image already has a Jupyter kernel for Python installed he decided to enable Stencila's
JupyterContext. It acts as a bridge between Stencila's API and Jupyter kernels. Nokome included the
stencila-node Node.js package in the Docker image which provides the
JupyterContext as well as a
SqliteContext (for executing SQL).
Here's the result: a Stencila project running on Binder connecting to a Jupyter kernel