[IPython-dev] headless IPython

Andrew Dalke dalke at dalkescientific.com
Thu Apr 19 18:21:28 EDT 2007

On Apr 19, 2007, at 6:47 AM, Fernando Perez wrote:
> a couple of pointers:
> - http://www.physics.ox.ac.uk/users/santoso/Software.WebLab.html
> may be of interest to you right away.

I looked at it but quickly ran into a few problems.  For
example, I ran the demo example and it told me:

 >>demo sigmoidal
Traceback  (most  recent  call  last):
     File  "<input>",  line  1,  in  <module>
NameError:  name  'matlabCompat'  is  not  defined
There are some other problems I ran into.  While it's
early code, I think it's not going in the same direction
I want to do.

> - in ipython, we're moving in this direction *right now*.  This
> weekend I'll pull the ipython trunk into the saw branch, and we'll
> begin the work of making the entire ipython be easily pluggable into
> any event loop (whether twisted's, a custom readline, a gui or
> whatever).


> So hopefully ipython will soon provide these capabilities.  Next week
> we'll have a sprint to work on this in Boulder with a group of people,
> and I hope this will jumpstart our development:
> http://ipython.scipy.org/moin/Developer_Zone/Sprint

I'll be in Oxford that Saturday, and with the 8 hour time zone
difference I don't think I can participate even virtually.

To stress, just in case it wasn't obvious, I would like access
to the object in _ and not just it repr.  It looks like most
people who do this capture sys.stdout and pipe that back to
the client, rather than getting the object and possibly doing
some sort of adaptation to it.  (eg, PIL image instance turned
into an inline image.  I should have use that as an example

				dalke at dalkescientific.com

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