[IPython-user] ipython emacs pylab?

Fernando Perez fperez.net@gmail....
Thu Jul 3 01:05:03 CDT 2008


On Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 10:51 PM, David Strozzi <david.strozzi@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Is there a way to make ipython play nicely w/ matplotlib (namely,
> pylab) from within emacs?  In a plain terminal, you can do ipython
> -pylab.  Then, when you plot something, you don't have to type show()
> to see it, or kill the figure to get to the prompt.
>
> I'm almost certain there's a way.  But I re-installed linux and a
> bunch of stuff got lost...  Perusal of the web hasn't helped so far.

Yup, just use this in your .emacs file

;; Configure the ipython call for pylab use
(setq py-python-command-args '("-pylab" "-colors" "LightBG"))

(obviously adjust to taste).

> Whatever the answer, perhaps it should be added to the comments in
> ipython.el, or to:
>
> http://ipython.scipy.org/doc/manual/index.html#x-emacs-configuration

Will do.

Cheers,

f


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