[IPython-dev] [IPython-User] ipython (0.10.1) -wthread and -pylab bug in ubuntu natty

Thomas Kluyver takowl at gmail.com
Wed May 25 13:30:43 EDT 2011

On 25 May 2011 18:02, Paul Ivanov <pivanov314 at gmail.com> wrote:

> That's a pretty old version of matplotlib for someone running
> IPython trunk ;)

I'm not a heavy matplotlib user, in fact ;). I tried easy_installing a newer
version in the virtualenv, but it wasn't compiling for some reason. I'll try
it again.

> It works for me on ~month old mpl trunk, and ipython trunk.
> I remember noting this kind of behavior when testing and fixing
> the GTK blocking behavior that ended up in the 0.10.2 release.
> IIRC, it occurred when you would try to use one backend for
> matplotlib, but another is implied by the parameters IPython was
> invoked with. In a comment on ipython/issues/185, I wrote
>    ...users will see this issue if they use e.g "ipython -gthread"
>    but their matplotlib is set to some other backend by default
>    (say "WX").

This was just with "ipython -pylab", so I assume it should be able to sort
out getting the correct backend.

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