[IPython-dev] wxPython console

Emmanuel Bacry emmanuel.bacry at polytechnique.fr
Fri Nov 4 08:05:29 EDT 2011

Thomas Kluyver-2 wrote:
> 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.
> Thomas
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Ok, I'll look into all that !

One more question : if I want to, will I be able to run matplotlib (non
blocking) from the InteractiveShell I am using ? Will it uses the wx main
loop I am using ?


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