Gaël Varoquaux

Sat 07 March 2009

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Mayavi on the web

Ondrej Certik has installed a sage notebook on a server opened to the net, with Mayavi installed on it. The result is that you have a command line interface on the web, in which you can enter Mayavi commands, and see the result. You have to be very careful to switch Mayavi in offscreen mode as soon as you load it. To see the result of a plot, just save it in a file. The sage notebook will display the image.

I have always had in mind the use of Mayavi as a backend for a scientific web application, for instance for a neuromaging database, but what is really stuning with this implementation, is the way you interact with it: full-blown Python comand line.

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