[IPython-dev] IPython development news and prospects

Boyd Waters bwaters at nrao.edu
Mon Jan 14 16:40:40 EST 2008

On Jan 14, 2008, at 2:29 PM, Barry Wark wrote:

> Since we're quite heavily invested in both OS X and IPython in my
> group, I'm willing to put time into an OS X front-end. We're working
> on better OS X integration with matplotlib, so there's a natural
> synergy to both efforts. Since Twisted is already well integrated with
> all of the GUI toolkits that I've heard tossed about (WX, Qt, OS X,
> gtk), is there still a thought towards making the ipython1 engine a
> true ipython instance (rather than a pure python interpreter)? If so,
> GUI integration gets much easier...


I could help with that, too!

We are heavy into Matplotlib, Qt4, Mac OS X, ipython, and ipython1 for  
our data analysis app.

I'd love to push against a Twisted driver for Qt 4.4 and/or PyObjC2...

... or whatever else makes sense. I suspect that our remoting  
architecture will NOT be at the Python layer, but It Would Be Nice to  
be able to invoke remote events from within the Python shell.

We are considering a move away from matplotlib towards QWT, but I  
daresay that we won't do that without *serious* contemplation, and  
some reworking or combination of IPython-Matplotlib such that we have  
a remote-procedure-call story for Matplotlib processes may be  


  - boyd

Boyd Waters
Scientific Programmer
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Socorro, New Mexico

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