matplotlib and ipython inside ide (mac osx)

hi,

i am looking for help in using matplotlib inside a graphical IDE in mac osx and preferabley even ipython with matplotlib inside an IDE. i am used to interact with the python interpreter (inside ipython, even inside ipython-inside-emacs) while several plot windows are open, but i don’t have any success using a graphical IDE.

i tried free IDEs (eric3, eric4) and commercial ones (komodo, wing ide) but all had the same problem: the debugger was blocked as long as the matplotlib window was open. i focussed on QtAgg since eric uses Qt, but i also tried TkAgg.

does anyone have a suggestion what i might be doing wrong?

thanks,

kilian

All I can say is that pure ipython is very likely to NOT work at all.
It makes too many assumptions about being in a terminal/readline to
work inside a random GUI. We do have in SVN (saw branch) a prototype
WX client that will allow this, but it's still a looong way from being
done.

For GTK, some people did hack something out:

http://ipython.scipy.org/moin/Cookbook/EmbeddingInGTK

that works. I suppose you might be able to implement something
similar in some other GUI, but I've never tried.

By all means please post a similar page on the wiki if you do
something along these lines and succeed!

best,

f

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On 9/7/07, killian koepsell <koepsell@...287...> wrote:

hi,

i am looking for help in using matplotlib inside a graphical IDE in mac osx
and preferabley even ipython with matplotlib inside an IDE. i am used to
interact with the python interpreter (inside ipython, even inside
ipython-inside-emacs) while several plot windows are open, but i don't have
any success using a graphical IDE.

i tried free IDEs (eric3, eric4) and commercial ones (komodo, wing ide) but
all had the same problem: the debugger was blocked as long as the matplotlib
window was open. i focussed on QtAgg since eric uses Qt, but i also tried
TkAgg.

does anyone have a suggestion what i might be doing wrong?