[IPython-dev] Does Ipython have the equivalent to the 'wait' keyword in bash?

Sarbak, Joseph Joseph.Sarbak@rbccm....
Thu Dec 10 07:41:34 CST 2009


 

Hello,

Firstly, I would like to let you know that Ipython is a wonderful
interpreter, and I would like to use it as my shell. Thanks for your
hard work. 

However, there is one question I have, for which I have tried to find a
solution in the documentation.  I haven't found any advice in the docs
so, here goes...

Just as in bash, I would like to launch multiple processes in the
background and then at some point in the parent script, wait for the
results.  It is so easy to do in most shell languages.  Example:

	#!/bin/bash

	task1&
	task2&
	task3&

	# do some other work

	wait

	echo "Done!"

Would anyone be able to recommend a simple or even trivial way to
perform the same parallelization work in ipython?  I would like to be
able to do this on the local node.  No distributed processing is
desired.

Thank you.
Joe Sarbak
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