[IPython-user] tab completion not working in windows

Ryan Krauss ryanlists at gmail.com
Sat Sep 23 10:31:38 CDT 2006


Thanks.  This is what I thought.  I have no idea how things got
screwed up because Enthought Python includes pyreadline.  I will have
him try a different profile as well as just importing pyreadline and
see what happens.

On 9/23/06, Jörgen Stenarson <jorgen.stenarson at bostream.nu> wrote:
> Ryan Krauss skrev:
> > I have encouraged my students (mechanical engineers) to use
> > IPython/Enthought Python as a replacement for Matlab.  Some are trying
> > it with mixed success.  I have one student who says that tab
> > completion is not working for him.  Does tab completion in IPython
> > depend at all on settings for DOS windows or other registry entries
> > for windows?  How do I help him trouble shoot this problem?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Ryan
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> As far as I can see from enthoughts page on their distribution it should
> contain pyreadline 1.3 (verfify by import pyreadline). As far as I know
> pyreadline should be activated automatically by ipython with no other
> settings necessary (at least when using the default settings). I have
> not used the enthought distribution so I do not know what their defaults
> are.
>
> There are no registry settings for ipython or pyreadline, only text
> configuration files. It should work  in a standard dos window or windows
> power shell(Monad). I'm not sure if it works in a cygwin window and it
> will most likely not work from other kinds of console windows since
> pyreadline assumes a "dos" console.
>
> /Jörgen
>
>


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