I'm getting a "crash" when using ipython and pylab on WinXP.
> The problem shows up when I have a subplot and try to use
> ylim to change the axis scale. Here's an example (after
> plotting some data).
> In : ylim() Out: (0.0, 30000000000.0)
> In : xlim(-6, 6) Out: (-6, 6)
> (axis scsale changes as expected)
> In : ylim(0, 1000)
> ( crash - i.e., CPU use goes to 100%, prompt does not
> return, Tkinter and ipython windows unresponsive)
My guess is that you have data at 30000000000.0 and when you zoom in
to 1000 the data is so far out of the view lim that it is overflowing
an integer in the extension code. This is a know bug, but if you post
a complete example on the sf site in the bug report section that
exposes us, it will help us fix it sooner rather than later.