[IPython-user] Report of installing in Win98

Fernando Perez Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Tue Mar 15 14:51:30 CST 2005


Gary Ruben wrote:

> One small problem, which is probably a scipy problem though:
> 
> Typing
> import scipy
> help(scipy)
> 
> or
> 
> help
> scipy
> 
> for example starts displaying the help but freezes the DOS window once a
> screenful of help is displayed.
> 
> If I run iPython from the IPython_shell.py shortcut and look at the
> running processes, I note two:
> Winoldap
> python    <- DOS shell
> 
> If I then type
> help
> scipy
> 
> I notice that the DOS window title changes from Python to GNUPLO~1 and
> some gnuplot processes start up:
> Winoldap
> GNUPLO~1  <- DOS shell
> Gnuplot_helper
> Win32popenwin9x
> Wgnuplot
> 
> The DOS window freezes up.
> I don't know why gnuplot is starting.
> The help> prompt system seems to work for other cases, so it's probably 
> scipy causing this and not iPython's fault, but I mention it in case it 
> is :-)

This looks to me like a scipy problem: for some reason they fire up gnuplot 
when they shouldn't.  You may want to report it on the scipy list.

Best,

f




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