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Re: [O] progress indicator for code blocks?

From: John Kitchin
Subject: Re: [O] progress indicator for code blocks?
Date: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:19:26 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4.50 (darwin)

No, it does not seem to work for me. C-g kills the current evaluation
for me.

Rainer M Krug <address@hidden> writes:

> Thanks for this snippet - I think something along these lines should be
> included into org out-of-the-box. 
> There are many cases where I simply use C-g to go back to emacs while
> the evaluation is still running - would your snippet still work?
> Rainer
> John Kitchin <address@hidden> writes:
>> John Kitchin <address@hidden> writes:
>> I am currently using this bit of advice to change the color of code
>> blocks while they are being executed so there is a visual hint something
>> is happening.
>> ;; give us some hint we are running
>> (defadvice org-babel-execute-src-block (around progress nil activate)
>>   (set-face-attribute
>>    'org-block-background nil :background "LightSteelBlue")
>>   (message "Running your code block")
>>   ad-do-it
>>   (set-face-attribute 'org-block-background nil :background "gray")
>>   (message "Done with code block"))
>>> Hi all,
>>> I am using org-mode in a class, and some students wondered if it was
>>> possible for there to be a progress bar of some kind while a code block
>>> is running. Right now Emacs just appears to lock up and there is no
>>> indication anything is happening, especially the first time we run a
>>> python block.
>>> I found make-progress-reporter and tried something like this::
>>> #+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp
>>> (defadvice org-babel-execute-src-block (around progress nil activate)
>>>   (let ((pr (make-progress-reporter "Running")))
>>>     ad-do-it
>>>     (progress-reporter-done pr)))
>>> #+END_SRC
>>> but there is no way to update it, so it doesn't quite do anything
>>> useful.
>>> What I would really like is an hourglass or some spinning thing. Does
>>> anyone know how to get that (in a cross-platform way)?

John Kitchin
Doherty Hall A207F
Department of Chemical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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