The notebook pager view displays things like
?... help messages in a pop-up text view area at the bottom of the notebook window.
The pager can be called to display text output using:
from IPython.core import page page.page('hello world`)
The notebook variable inspector official unofficial extension displays its output in a floating pop-up window.
The JupyterLab sidecar widget allows a widget to be programmatically/directly displayed in a separate output view within a JupyterLab environment.
So I’m wondering, in general, is there an easy way of displaying an
ipywidget in something like a parallel sidebar or pager area (perhaps collapsible and then revealable), or floating panel of its own, so that code cell launched ipywidget apps can be viewed and managed in their own space, rather than directly as a code cell output?
This would allow the widget to be accessed from anywhere in the notebook rather than just from the output area of a specific cell.
I’m not wanting full JupyterLab style interactions here, just some sort of easy way of displaying a widget in it’s own display context rather than having to access it from the output area of the code cell from which it was originally displayed.