How would I embed an interactive Jupyter Notebook into a desktop app?
I have an existing native desktop app for visualizing proprietary data files. I want to add a new view to this app containing an interactive Jupyter Notebook that can be used to interact with the host app’s data with tools like pandas, R, etc.
I figure the UI piece would be easy: I can just create a web browser view and point it at whatever URL needed. However, I’m not sure where to begin with spawning a local server, or how expose the host app’s data to the notebook commands in that server or kernel.
Ideally I could distribute this to other users as a self-contained plugin for this app, without them having to install a bunch of software globally on their systems.
Any tips, examples, or starting points would be appreciated.