[IPython-dev] Namespace pollution and a kernel panel

Bob McElrath bob+ipython at mcelrath.org
Fri Jun 15 17:16:01 EDT 2012

MinRK [benjaminrk at gmail.com] wrote:
> This is a popular idea - a namespace view, sidebar, etc. a la matlab or what
> have you.  I've even implemented a simple one myself (purely with javascript in
> a markdown cell) as a test of the recently reorganized javascript that allows
> decoupling of execution from cells, based on %whos.

Is it available somewhere?

> If you want to execute without editing the document, this is what the
> 'run-in-place' (ctrl-Enter) is for - running a few commands in place, always
> overwriting the same cell, because you don't actually want to keep the effects
> in your document.

Aaah I haven't been doing that with ctrl-enter, good idea.

It still does change the kernel though, which is my concern.  (e.g. "what cell
did I last execute that set $x$?")

Cheers, Bob McElrath

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