[Numpy-discussion] Interactive Shell/Editor/Workspace(variables)View/Plots

Gökhan SEVER gokhansever at gmail.com
Mon Jun 8 12:35:43 EDT 2009


To me, IPython is the right way to follow. Try "whos" to see what's in your

You may want see this instructional video (A Demonstration of the 'IPython'
Interactive Shell<http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2025411588241625522>)
to learn more about IPython's functionality or you can delve in its

There are IPython integrations plans for pydee. You can see the details on
pydee's google page.


On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 11:29 AM, Jonno <jonnojohnson at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
> I'm new to python and tools like matplotlib and Mayavi so I may be
> missing something basic. I've been looking for a fairly lightweight
> editor/interactive shell combo that allows me to create plots and
> figures from a shell and play with them and kill them gracefully. The
> Mayavi documentation describes using IPython with the -wthread option
> at startup and while this works well I really would like to use an
> environment where I can see the variables. I really like the PyDee
> layout and it has everything I need (editor view, shell, workspace,
> doc view) but I don't think it can be used with IPython (yet).
> Does anyone have any suggestions?
> In Pydee I can generate plots and update them from the shell but I
> can't (or don't know how to) kill them.
> Is there an alternative with an IPython shell that has a built-in
> editor view or at least a workspace where I can view variables?
> I hope this is an acceptable place to post this. If not please let me
> know if you know a better place to ask.
> Cheers,
> Jonno.
> --
> "If a theory can't produce hypotheses, can't be tested, can't be
> disproven, and can't make predictions, then it's not a theory and
> certainly not science." by spisska  on Slashdot, Monday April 21, 2008
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