[IPython-user] better way to view help info in ipython?
bthom at cs.hmc.edu
Sun Dec 31 13:28:15 CST 2006
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 : 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
> -X or --no-init
> Disables sending the termcap initialization and
> strings to the terminal. This is sometimes
> desirable if the
> deinitialization string does something unnecessary,
> like clear-
> ing the screen.
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