Two months ago, I made an announcement regarding a little open-source project of mine, PyQtShell -- that is a module providing embeddable console widgets for your PyQt applications (interactive Python shell, workspace, working directory browser, editor, ...) as well as "Pydee", a PYthon Development EnvironmEnt based on these widgets (which could become an interesting alternative to IDLE for example).
Pydee features have been greatly enhanced these last weeks, and a lot of bugs were fixed thanks to Christopher Brown (thank you again Christopher for your bug reports/feature requests which are always very detailed and constructive).
I recently (a few minutes ago actually..) added an interesting feature in Pydee v0.3.0: matplotlib integration (i.e. matplotlib figures can be docked inside Pydee which is quite convenient).
See this screenshot for example:
As some of you may have noticed, Pydee is intended to be a mini-MATLAB environment -- that being said, it still at an early stage of development.