Obsidian-Copilot: A Prototype Assistant for Writing and Thinking

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  • obsidian-copilot

    🤖 A prototype assistant for writing and thinking (by eugeneyan)

  • Um... can someone explain what this actually does?

    In the video the user chooses the 'Copilot: Draft' action, and wow, it generates code...

    ...but, the 'draft' action [1] calls `/get_chunks` and then runs 'queryLLM' [2] which then just invokes 'https://api.openai.com/v1/chat/completions' directly.

    So, generating text this way is 100% not interesting or relevant.

    What's interesting here is how it's building the prompt to send to the openai-api.

    So... can anyone shed some light on what the actual code [3] in get_chunks() does, and why you would... hm... I guess, do a lookup and pass the results to the openai api, instead of just the raw text?

    The repo says: "You write a section header and the copilot retrieves relevant notes & docs to draft that section for you.", and you can see in the linked post [4], this is basically what the OP is trying to implement here; you write 'I want X', and the plugin (a bit like copilot) does a lookup of related documents, crafts a meta-prompt and passes the prompt to the openai api.

    ...but, it doesn't seem to do that. It seems to ignore your actual prompt, lookup related documents by embedding similarity... and then... pass those documents in as the prompt?

    I'm pretty confused as to why you would want that.

    It basically requires that you write your prompt separately before hand, so you can invoke it magically with a one-line prompt later. Did I misunderstand how this works?

    [1] - https://github.com/eugeneyan/obsidian-copilot/blob/bdabdc422...

    [2] - https://github.com/eugeneyan/obsidian-copilot/blob/bdabdc422...

    [3] - https://github.com/eugeneyan/obsidian-copilot/blob/main/src/...

    [4] - https://eugeneyan.com/writing/llm-experiments/#shortcomings-...

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  • copilot.vim

    Neovim plugin for GitHub Copilot

  • obsidian-omnisearch

    A search engine that "just works" for Obsidian. Supports OCR and PDF indexing.

  • In the past I have used Omnisearch which I have found to be an improvement.


  • obsidian-smart-connections

    Chat with your notes in Obsidian! Plus, see what's most relevant in real-time! Interact and stay organized. Powered by OpenAI ChatGPT, GPT-4 & Embeddings.

  • Smart Connections allows you to search using embeddings[1].

    [1] https://github.com/brianpetro/obsidian-smart-connections

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