# RISE 5.0.0 is out!

We're pleased to announce the release of RISE 5.0.0!

RISE let's you show yout Jupyter notebook rendered as an executable Reveal.js-based slideshow. It is your very same notebook but in a slidy way!

How you can get it?

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# RISE 4.0.0b1 is available, please test it!

Quick post! I have beta packages available for you to test RISE, if you can test it that would be awesome!!

In case you don't know about it, with RISE you get your Jupyter notebook rendered as a Reveal.js-based slideshow, where you can execute code on the fly or show to the audience whatever you can show/do inside the notebook itself (but in a "slidy" way).

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# How to pin Conda

One interesting advance feature in Conda is the capacity to pin packages from your environments so they can not be updated at all. If you are interested in that specific version of some package and not the next one because it breaks your work completely or for some other reason, you are probably pinning that package. If you are adding the specific version in every command you run instead of pinning the package, you are doing it wrong and you should keep reading ;-)

But, is it possible to pin Conda itself so it does not get updated every time you try to install/update something else?

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# Coming back

OK... two years since my last post... exactly. Time goes fast, really fast! And a lot of things happened in the last two years.

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# Zen themes updated

OK, time to recap some things... As you know, Nikola 7.0.0 was released some weeks ago. It has a lot of improvements, bug fixes and new features. I recommend you to download and try it! As part of the release, we paid attention to update all the plugins and themes inside the Nikola Github organization (don't forget you can contribute with your own plugins and themes!). So, I updated my own themes, in particular, the Zen ones.

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# 48 themes for your IPython notebook

OK, a short post to give you some material to play with over the weekend ;-).

Today, I woke up early and whereas I was drinking a mate (a native drink here in Argentina) for breakfast, I remember a tweet from Nikhil Sonnad where I was mentioned:

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Coming back to the nice practice of release my own IPython nbextensions, today I will release two extensions I use a lot in my daily workflow: loader and writer, useful extensions to load files into the IPython notebook and to write the content to the same (or another) file.