Hosting interactive pluto notebook on web/Github

Borrowed it from @Paul_Schrimpf’s instructions above, but I haven’t yet seen it documented anywhere.

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Also worked for me.
Thank you @Paul_Schrimpf

Hello!! This is something we’re still working on!

@roualdes have you seen if the PlutoSliderServer also helps you? GitHub - JuliaPluto/PlutoSliderServer.jl: Web server to run just the @bind parts of a Pluto.jl notebook !! (-- see fon’s talk about it → PlutoSliderServer.jl -- notebooks as interactive websites | Fons van der Plas | PlutoCon 2021 - YouTube)

With that piece of software you can have 3 levels of interactivity:

  • static html exports
  • static exports, but sliders work
  • static export, but sliders work and also binder button

That way, your users will be looking at a static preview while waiting binder to startup!
as lungben said, that’s already used in the computational thinking course :slight_smile:

Let us know if you use it and have feedback or if you need help/instructions, because we really want to create something simple for people to use!!



Hi @pankgeorg, thanks for the comment. I have seen PlutoSliderServer and even attended Fons’ talk live! It looks really nice, but I’m still not sure how to set it all up. Instructions to come, as far as I can tell; the readme instructions section say TBA. Happy to help test some instructions, once you have a rough draft :slight_smile: Just let me know.

In general, I’m pretty happy with my current set up. There’s a one time build cost of about 15 minutes (a GitHub Action), and then I think the load time is about 3 minutes whether or not Binder can find a built image. Though I haven’t double checked the times when no built image can be found since Binder has so politely cached my notebooks now for a few days. It would be nice if this custom setup could be coupled with PlutoSliderServer.


Cool. You’re right, I figured you’re pretty advanced from your config, indeed though we need to align some stuff before ‘launching’. Can I ping you when we have a more streamlined approach, so you can help with testing/suggesting how we make it even bettter for all? :smiley:

Thank you!!

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Please do!

What would be really awesome is getting full Julia interactivity on a static page using a web assembly version of Julia, like Starboard does with Python using Pyodide

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