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The Two File Formats for Polyglot Notebooks

Matt Eland chooses a file extension:

I’ve been talking more and more about Polyglot Notebooks and as people try it out, they tend to ask me one common question: should I create a .dib file or an .ipynb file? What’s the difference anyways?

In this short article I’m going to explore the .dib and .ipynb file formats and explain the difference between the two while answering the question of which one you should choose when creating your own notebooks in Polyglot Notebooks.

Read on for Matt’s thoughts. My tendency is to create them in .ipynb format for additional tooling support and potential cross-product flexibility (assuming you have the right kernels installed on your Jupyter server), though Matt explains his preference for .dib.