Possible to send markdown text to a markdown cell in a new notebook via Papermill? Other options?

That looks useful to know how to do. I think that and some of the other abilities of nbconvert were things I was missing that had me thinking this had to be more easily automated and also explained why Papermill didn’t have that ability. Thanks.

I ended up using python to build up a string for each notebook I wanted to make from each starting markdown. I saved that as markdown with the specific code blocks to be ultimately code cells tagged specially with {.python .input}. The other code blocks among the markdown text will ultimately be rendered as literal markdown code blocks by notedown, which is what I needed to happen. With the markdown built up then all I needed was the following to for each markdown file to make a new notebook via notedown and execute it via nbconvert to get the code output to show in the resulting notebook:

!notedown --match=strict input.md > {notbeook_name}
!jupyter nbconvert --to notebook --execute {notbeook_name} --output={notbeook_name}

notedown made it easy to mix injecting code and markdown to the resulting notebook via markdown which is where I was starting from.

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