Wrattler: Reproducible, live and polyglot notebooks

Tomas Petricek, James Geddes, Charles Sutton

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Notebooks such as Jupyter became a popular environment for data science, because they support interactive data exploration and provide a convenient way of interleaving code, comments and visualizations. Alas, most notebook systems use an architecture that leads to a limited model of interactionand makes reproducibility and versioning difficult.
In this paper, we present Wrattler, a new notebook system built around provenance that addresses the above issues. Wrattler separates state management from script evaluation and controls the evaluation using a dependency graph maintained in the web browser. This allows richer forms of interactivity, an efficient evaluation through caching, guarantees reproducibility and makes it possible to support versioning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th USENIX Workshop on Theory and Practice of Provenance (TaPP 2018)
Place of PublicationLondon, UK
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event10th USENIX Theory and Practice of Provenance - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Jul 201813 Jul 2018


Conference10th USENIX Theory and Practice of Provenance
Abbreviated titleTAPP 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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