[SciPy-dev] Re: in-line graphics
Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Mon May 2 12:05:19 CDT 2005
Brendan Simons wrote:
> I would immediately pay for such an app. I've fought
> with MathCAD/Mathematica/Matlab way too often already.
> Development wise, I can't see how this would be too
> difficult. You would have to merge iPython with
> matplotlib and a wysiwyg editor. I think the biggest
> hurdle would be choosing a gui kit, since no one kit
> makes everybody happy.
It's not fundamentally difficult, but it is a lot of work. However, it is
something that I've personally wanted for a very long time (anyone interested
will find such references in the ipython lists from way back). One of the
main reasons behind the recently mentioned freeze on ipyhton development is
precisely this: I need to clean up the ipython internals in a pretty serious
way before this kind of integration is possible.
The short story is: something like this will probably happen, because John and
I (mostly me, in this particular case) are very interested in making it
happen. But it will be a slow process; if you (any you, not necessarily the
OP) want it faster, roll up your sleeves and come over to the ipython-dev
list, where I can give you plenty of work to do :)
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