Todd Pitts from Sandia asked me the following question.
I have one final question about python on windows. It seems
that the non-interactive scripting works well enough. However, I have
not found a single interactive interpreter that I could recommend to
members of my group without serious reservations.
I have tried IPython,
PyCrust (various), IDLE, Using it from within emacs (not cygwin emacs,
just emacs under windows), PythonWin, etc. They all have serious
problems when it comes to usability. Most don't have tab completion at
all. Most, (emacs included) don't work with any plotting package. I
have tried gist from scipy and matplotlib (doesn't work with anything
except straight scripting).
Is python really this unusable for
interactive data exploration and modeling under Windows?
I'm forwarding it to these lists so that individuals with more experience on Windows than I have can respond to his request.
What do people use on Windows for interactive work???