[IPython-user] ipython -p numeric problem
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Mon Mar 31 16:59:16 CST 2003
I'd better speak up as I'm one of the supposedly few people that use
Gnuplot with the mouse option!
I do use it, and I appreciate that IPython turns it on by default.
Mouse support is a term-specific thing. My x11 terms support it, but
my aquaterm (Mac OS X native WM term) doesn't. Also, FYI, I'd love to
get away from running CVS builds of stuff, but gnuplot in particular
seems to be one I just compile myself every once in a while and it
seems to work great.
Anyhow, welcome to scipy.net! I'm brimming with optimism about the
On Sunday, March 30, 2003, at 02:31 PM, Fernando Perez wrote:
> Quoting Jack Moffitt <jack at xiph.org>:
>>> It is caused by the fact that I'm trying to enable mouse support, but
>>> unfortunately I think only the CVS gnuplot has this. In a sense it's
>>> forcing a bit the users's hand, but I've left it in because Gnuplot
>>> mouse is so incredibly better than without, that it's worth for users
>>> the pain of moving over to CVS code.
>> It really depends on how soon the Gnuplot CVS will make it to a real
>> release? I have no idea what their timelines are.
> Well, slow as far as I can see.
>>> Unfortunately I don't know of a way to trap the error to inform the
>>> users of all this more gracefully. Ideally I'd check for this in
>>> manner and give a nice message, but because of the way ipython
>>> communicates with gnuplot, I've failed so far.
>> Can't you just run gnuplot --version and check the version string?
> The problem is that I'm not really sure in which patch level the mouse
> support appeared. But to be honest, I haven't put much effort into
> this at
> all. It may also be possible to start gnuplot with the mouse option
> on from
> the command line, and check for an error code. So few people seem to
> gnuplot that I've been a bit lazy with this. The ones that use it
> seem to
> be happy to get the mouse-enhanced version. But I should really cook
> up a
> cleaner solution.
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