[IPython-dev] Pylab support: How about dynamic backend selection?
Wed Sep 24 07:11:11 CDT 2008
right now, IPython has special thread support for different GUI backends, and
special support for MPL/pylab. AFAIK, when I specify -pylab on the cmdline,
ipython will choose the "right" GUI toolkit depending on my matplotlibrc
backend setting. However, I sometimes need Qt4 and sometimes WX support,
which are both supported by MPL, but the -pylab overwrites the threading
My suggestion is to let the -pylab switch gracefully handle -foothread
switches by internally calling matplotlib.use(...) to let MPL use the same
GUI toolkit that has been specified on the cmdline.
What do you think?
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