benpro benpro - 3 months ago 20
Python Question

Inserting image into IPython notebook markdown

I am starting to depend heavily on the IPython notebook app to develop and document algorithms. It is awesome; but there is something that seems like it should be possible, but I can't figure out how to do it:

I would like to insert a local image into my (local) IPython notebook markdown to aid in documenting an algorithm. I know enough to add something like

<img src="image.png">
to the markdown, but that is about as far as my knowledge goes. I assume I could put the image in the directory represented by (or some subdirectory) to be able to access it, but I can't figure out where that directory is. (I'm working on a mac.) So, is it possible to do what I'm trying to do without too much trouble?


Files inside the notebook dir are available under a "files/" url. So if it's in the base path, it would be <img src="files/image.png">, and subdirs etc. are also available: <img src="files/subdir/image.png">, etc.

Update: starting with IPython 2.0, the files/ prefix is no longer needed (cf. release notes). So now the solution <img src="image.png"> simply works as expected.