[IPython-dev] Embedding IPython in wx

Laurent Dufréchou laurent.dufrechou at gmail.com
Thu Apr 24 10:39:08 EDT 2008

Is any missing functionality only in the files within the demo directory?
What do you mean? If it is about missing functionalities here are the missing one:



àHistory is not reloaded at startup… it is the next item in my todo list.

à%magic keys are not well tested.

If you find some that don’t works, make a report J

%cpaste as been deactivated ‘cause it is a bit complicated to interface with it without doing ugly things, so I preferred to implement multiline copy/paste that what is doing cpaste (more or less)

I haven’t tried a lot other funcs.

à WxPython demo app save perspective, view widget option when they are closed ala wxdemo AUI example.



àMore option dialog:

-          One to choose colors for the color scheme

-          Other options I’m not aware of for the moment…

àWatch widget: A wx.panel that receive update on watched value via for example each time a command is executed:


print A

%watch A


Medium hard:

àLive Help widget: A wx.panel that receive the result of ‘?’ command each time a key is pressed and display it in a fancy way (hoooot feature !)



àalt+C or ctrl+c to break while doing:


                Print ‘ok’

Can freeze the app (hard to solve) (multithreading lock issue with keyboard interrupt , not a good couple of things…)


Any other idea welcome.


De : igorsyl at gmail.com [mailto:igorsyl at gmail.com] De la part de Igor Sylvester
Envoyé : jeudi 24 avril 2008 16:19
À : Laurent Dufréchou
Objet : Re: [IPython-dev] Embedding IPython in wx


I just tried the wxIPython demo and it is freaking awesome!!!  As I use it more, I can contribute patches.  Is any missing functionality only in the files within the demo directory?


On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 1:05 AM, Laurent Dufréchou <laurent.dufrechou at gmail.com> wrote:

Hi igor,


Depends on wich ipython you want a GUI:



If you're looking after ipython0 check latest bzr stable branch in gui/wx, there is a demo app wxIpython, that is based on ipython_view.py

(install bazarr + "bzr branch lp:ipython/stable")

If you're looking with a dev env with ipython0 console, editra : http://editra.org/ has now a plugin with ipython0 shell.(in beta currently)




There is some functionality missing:

-History reload on startup

-and check all %magic keys

-some doc J


But start to be quite usable.(any bug report welcomes)


If you want to help you're welcome.



If it is Ipython1, then there is a lot of work for you too J. Barry is working on a cocoa backend, (can help to copy some parts) and there is a starting demo on wx too. Wx one need refresh. 




De : ipython-dev-bounces at scipy.org [mailto:ipython-dev-bounces at scipy.org] De la part de Igor Sylvester
Envoyé : jeudi 24 avril 2008 04:18
À : ipython-dev at scipy.org
Objet : [IPython-dev] Embedding IPython in wx


I asked in the enthought-dev mailing list about embedding an ipython shell within a window.  This way I can break off from Windows' terrible console and add toolbars and other widgets next to the shell.  I was told however that this is not immediately possible because some functionality is missing.  I'd like to implement this functionality so any first directions and explanations of what's missing is greatly appreciated.




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