[SciPy-dev] glipy, OpenGL IPython terminal with numpy support

Nicolas Rougier Nicolas.Rougier@loria...
Thu Apr 16 08:09:43 CDT 2009


Thanks.
I do not know when glipy will be stable, it mainly depends on users whow
want to test it and report bugs. Concerning possible extensions, I
prefer right now to concentrate on the very basics to try to offer a
stable applications. I fear that extensions will have to wait.

Nicolas


On Wed, 2009-04-15 at 09:49 -0400, Joe Harrington wrote:
> Nicolas Rougier <Nicolas.Rougier@loria.fr> wrote:
> 
> > I've made a Python/IPython terminal using pyglet with embedded support
> > for numpy arrays (1D or 2D). It uses OpenGL and is pretty fast.
> > 
> > It does not aim at replacing matplotlib or mayavi mlab module but is
> > rahter aimed at quick experimentations or debugging.
> > 
> > I've setup a launchpad glipy project at:
> > https://launchpad.net/glipy
> > 
> > as well as a rudimentary homepage:
> > http://webloria.loria.fr/~rougier/glipy/
> > 
> > for those who want to test it. It is still an early beta version and may
> > be plenty of bugs...
> > 
> > 
> > Nicolas
> 
> Nicolas, this is awesome, a perfect teaching tool!  I'd like to use it
> in my class.  Will it be stable in time for Fall classes?
> 
> Some thoughts:
> 
> Would it be possible to (optionally) detach the graphics from the
> text, so that they're in separate windows and you just see the current
> figure?
> 
> How about using (optionally) an external display program like DS9,
> which has great features for interactively exploring the data in a
> floating 2D array (scale contrast, brightness, and displayed data
> range with the mouse; change colormaps; blink image sets; panel
> images; annotate images; etc?).  This package is used widely in the
> astronomy community.  Basically, what you're doing would automate the
> repetitious act of sending every line's result to DS9 manually, and
> provide basic capability for compositing images before display.
> 
> --jh--
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