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Interactive Graphs on Static Notebooks With Altair

Do you like using Jupyter notebooks to explore your data but feel that it looks raw to be presentation worthy? Would you like being able to share interactive visualizations to colleagues and stakeholders with minimal fuss? In this post I’ll show my approach to generating static reports with interactive plots. Powered by Altair and nbconvert.

Thinkpad X1 Carbon 6th Gen (2018) on Ubuntu 19.04

This is my recipe to install Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo on the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 6th gen (2018). This guide should serve you as well for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, but the newer kernel and GNOME on 19.04 offer better power management and HiDPI support. The X1 Carbon is an excellent laptop for developers, and even though its Linux support is good, getting it to work perfectly still requires some tinkering.

HiDPI support on Ubuntu 19.04

This is how I’ve setup my Thinkpad X1 Carbon with functional fractional scaling support on Ubuntu 19.04. Hopefully this post serves as a beacon for everyone wanting a way out of the current buggy mess that is fractional scaling on Linux. The only limitation of this solution is that it doesn’t support dual monitors with different DPI settings. External monitors work well, as long as the laptop screen is closed.