[IPython-dev] [matplotlib-devel] IPython (new) + matplotlib report: happy news
Tue Sep 14 20:01:58 CDT 2010
On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 12:39 AM, Fernando Perez <email@example.com>wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 12:57 PM, Benjamin Root <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Why not have an examples module that contains function calls to each
> > example? On the website, we can show the source code, but also say that
> > could just do:
> >>>> import matplotlib.examples as ex
> >>>> ex.bars3d_demo()
> The idea is to have the *actual code* pasted in your terminal, because
> now we can easily edit complex multi-line examples directly in
> ipython. So it's not just a matter of seeing the figure results, but
> mostly of having the actual source in your input buffer to play with.
True... but, consider this. ipython can already display the code for a
particular module/function using the '??' idiom. Why not have some way to
take that text and bring it into the input buffer?
I can imagine this being useful beyond matplotlib where anybody could have
their example codes easily accessed and edited.
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