[IPython-user] better way to view help info in ipython?

belinda thom bthom at cs.hmc.edu
Sun Dec 31 13:28:15 CST 2006


works beautifully---thanks!

On Dec 31, 2006, at 3:36 AM, Prabhu Ramachandran wrote:

>>>>>> "Ville" == Ville M Vainio <vivainio at gmail.com> writes:
>
>     Ville> On 12/31/06, belinda thom <bthom at cs.hmc.edu> wrote:
>>> FWIW, in this case,
>>>
>>> In [9]: S.random.multinomial?
>>>
>>> keeps the info in the buffer, e.g.:
>
>     Ville> That's because it uses normal standard output printing
>     Ville> mechanism, while less accesses the raw screen directly. I
>     Ville> don't know whether some pagers have command line switches
>     Ville> to avoid this... but it's not really something that is
>     Ville> under IPython's control.
>
> 'less -X' will prevent clearing the screen.  Here is the man page  
> entry:
>
>        -X or --no-init
>               Disables sending the termcap initialization and  
> deinitialization
>               strings to the terminal.  This is  sometimes   
> desirable  if  the
>               deinitialization  string does something unnecessary,  
> like clear-
>               ing the screen.
>
> cheers,
> prabhu
>



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