[SciPy-dev] gui_thread and wxPython-18.104.22.168
prabhu at aero.iitm.ernet.in
Sat Oct 2 08:21:06 CDT 2004
>>>>> "FP" == Fernando Perez <Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu> writes:
FP> 1. Get scipy, matplotlib and ipython current.
FP> 2. Set your matplotlib GUI choice to WXAgg.
FP> 3. Everything works automatically! Plots, full guis,
FP> interactive control of
FP> the gui from within the shell, etc.
FP> I think this is the kind of setup which will really attract
FP> new users.
Yes, but its not going to be easy. If we are lucky gui_thread will
just be a stop gap arrangement before IPython can be retargetted to
any Python shell. I think that will be easier to get working
*reliably* than gui_thread. But, for now, gui_thread might be a
decent temporary arrangement.
>> Here is a simple test you can run:
>> import gui_thread gui_thread.start()
FP> Is there any reason the gui_thread module can't just call
FP> start() itself upon import? Are there valid situations where
FP> one may want to delay this call?
Well, this is really so we don't remove the original code. Gui_thread
is not too well used and not tested out enough for us to know what is
to be removed and whats to be left there. I just have an IPython
profile to do this job for me.
>> from gui_thread.examples import SimpleFrame a = SimpleFrame()
>> a.Show() a.SetTitle('Hey! this works!')
FP> Unfortunately it doesn't work with 2.4:
FP> In : wx.VERSION Out: (2, 4, 2, 4, 'u')
Once the wx-2.5 support is reasonably stable, it should hopefully be
easier to get the earlier versions also working.
Thanks for testing and feedback.
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