[IPython-dev] IDL/GDL kernel
lstagner at uci.edu
Wed Jul 30 20:29:41 EDT 2014
I am a graduate student studying plasma physics. I have made a mostly
functional IDL/GDL(just GDL for now) kernel
<https://github.com/lstagner/idl_kernel> using the new wrapper kernel
feature. I borrowed heavily from the bash_kernel
<https://github.com/takluyver/bash_kernel> example. If it is not too
much trouble I need some help with two things.
1. IPython doesn't kill GDL process when shutting down or restarting the
kernel. I have defined the do_shutdown
to kill the process but that doesn't seem to do anything.
2. Inline Plots: My current method
is to have GDL make pngs of the plots and then publishing them.
Unfortunately this is not working and I am not sure why.
Plasma physics is very much stuck using IDL because of all the legacy
software. My hope is that this kernel will act as a gateway drug towards
more open programming languages. When IPython 3/Jupyter comes out I am
going to try to convince the computer staff at the DIII-D National
Ignition Facility to install the multi-user notebook server with many
different kernels installed.
Thanks for your time
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