[IPython-dev] throttling widget events

Alistair Miles alimanfoo at googlemail.com
Fri Mar 14 06:10:18 EDT 2014

Hi all,

I've spent a couple of days working with IPython 2.0.0-b1 and am having a
lot of fun with interact, thank you for this totally cool feature. Pretty
much every plotting function I write now I find myself trying to find ways
of making it interactive, just so I can play around with it :-)

One thing I'm wondering, I remember from one of Brian's talks that the
widget framework throttles the events being sent when, e.g., a slider is
being moved, so the kernel is not totally swamped. Even still, I have some
plotting functions I'd like to interact with which are relatively expensive
to compute (e.g., >1s) and so I'd like to throttle the events even further.
Is this possible, and if so is it documented anywhere?

Alistair Miles
Head of Epidemiological Informatics
Centre for Genomics and Global Health <http://cggh.org>
The Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics
Roosevelt Drive
United Kingdom
Web: http://purl.org/net/aliman
Email: alimanfoo at gmail.com
Tel: +44 (0)1865 287721 ***new number***
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/ipython-dev/attachments/20140314/721ed82f/attachment.html>

More information about the IPython-dev mailing list