Iodide for Technical Communication

Subject: Iodide for Technical Communication
From: Keith Soltys <keith -at- soltys -dot- ca>
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Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2019 09:18:57 -0400

Mozilla have announced a new tool called Iodide that's intended for scientific documentation and data visualization. It looks similar to Jupyter, but is easier to use and possibly more powerful.

In looking at it, I realized that it could have technical communication applications and so I did a blog post about it:

From the post:

"There's a lot in the article that will matter only to scientists or developers. But there's a lot more of interest to a wider audience; for example, Iodide could be a wonderful teaching tool for high school or college math and science classes. I could have used it at the TMX to create interactive reference documentation for our job control software to pull in data from an Excel spreadsheet that was more than 10,000 rows deep. Or perhaps it could be used for API documentation with live code examples."

You can find out more about Iodide at

I'd be interested in people's thoughts on this.




Keith Soltys
keith -at- soltys -dot- ca

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