[IPython-dev] mayavi with ipython

Fernando Perez fperez.net at gmail.com
Sat Sep 10 15:35:55 EDT 2011

On Sat, Sep 10, 2011 at 11:39 AM, Satrajit Ghosh <satra at mit.edu> wrote:
> we would like to launch a simple interactive mayavi window.
> ---
> from mayavi import mlab
> mlab.test_mesh()
> mlab.show()
> ---
> but we would like this to launch from the terminal and return us an ipython
> prompt so that we can interact with the objects. unfortunately, we don't
> understand the event loop interactions too well.
> any ideas on how to achieve this?

One way:

1. put the code into a script, but do NOT call show() (which blocks):

amirbar[~]> cat mv.py
from enthought.mayavi import mlab

2. Start it as

ipython --gui wx -i mv.py



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