[IPython-dev] wxPython console

Thomas Kluyver takowl at gmail.com
Fri Nov 4 07:08:35 EDT 2011

On 4 November 2011 10:37, Emmanuel Bacry <emmanuel.bacry at polytechnique.fr>wrote:

> 1- Is there a module in InteractiveShell to do automatic () match, i.e.,
> give me the '(' corresponding to a just typed in ')' ?

Not that I know of. The Qt console does it, so you could hunt out the code
that it uses, but it may not be neatly packaged in a function.

> 2- Is there a way to get interactive help while typing in the shell (à la
> Spyder if you are used to it) ?

I'm not used to spyder, but the Qt console produces tooltips when you open
the bracket for a function call, describing what parameters the function
takes. You could implement something similar using shell.inspector.info(x).
Also, if the user enters something like "theobject.attr?", information
about attr will be displayed.

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