[IPython-user] ipython on OS X leopard key-press problem unresolved but no (apparent) problem with ipythonx

Barry Wark barrywark@gmail....
Wed Oct 8 23:23:09 CDT 2008


On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 6:40 PM, Gary Church <gary.church1@comcast.net> wrote:
> Hey again folks,
>
> I hope I'm not becoming a burden but I've made some changes and
> discoveries I wanted to share.
>
> I removed the "fink" python packages and now I think I'm running the
> "native" OS X version of python. When I enter "which python", I get: "/
> usr/bin/python" and I get the following from the command prompt in a
> terminal:
>
> Macintosh-4:~ gary$ python
> Python 2.5.1 (r251:54863, Jan 17 2008, 19:35:17)
> [GCC 4.0.1 (Apple Inc. build 5465)] on darwin
> Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>  >>> import sys
>  >>> print sys.path
> ['', '/Library/Python/2.5/site-packages/readline-2.5.1-py2.5-
> macosx-10.5-i386.egg', '/Library/Python/2.5/site-packages/nose-0.10.4-
> py2.5.egg', '/Library/Python/2.5/site-packages/pexpect-2.4-py2.5.egg',
> '/Library/Python/2.5/site-packages/setuptools-0.6c8_svn15fix.egg', '/
> Library/Python/2.5/site-packages/ipython-0.9.1-py2.5.egg', '/System/
> Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python25.zip', '/
> System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/
> python2.5', '/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/
> lib/python2.5/plat-darwin', '/System/Library/Frameworks/
> Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/plat-mac', '/System/
> Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/plat-
> mac/lib-scriptpackages', '/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/
> Versions/2.5/Extras/lib/python', '/System/Library/Frameworks/
> Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/lib-tk', '/System/Library/
> Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/lib-dynload', '/
> Library/Python/2.5/site-packages', '/System/Library/Frameworks/
> Python.framework/Versions/2.5/Extras/lib/python/PyObjC']
>  >>>

Yup, it looks like you're running the system python now.


>
> However, even after deleting ~/.ipython directory and reloading
> ipython, the "u" key still doesn't function. I then noticed
> an ipythonx file in the directory containing ipython and decided to
> give that a shot. Well, that loads up ipython in a gui-like
> environment and, for some reason, the "u" key does function (along
> with tab completion, etc...)

Argh!! What a pain! I'm sorry that I'm now out of my league. Hopefully
one of the other OS X gurus can come to our aid (Ludwig, are you out
there?).

>
> So, things are getting better, but the font in the gui is very small
> and there is no apparent way to scale it up larger; it's always
> something! lol

ipythonx is a new (and still in development) Wx-based frontend for
ipython, written by Gael Varoquaux. At least the 'u' key works :) Gael
can tell you much more about it (I'm sure including how to change the
font size)...

>
> Take care,
> Gary
>
> Gary Church
> gary.church1@comcast.net
>
>
>
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