[SciPy-user] shell for scipy
Tue, 4 Feb 2003 11:31:03 -0700 (MST)
On Thu, 30 Jan 2003, A.J. Rossini wrote:
> >>>>> "FP" == Fernando Perez <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> FP> That's exactly what I'd like to have for python: ipython as the command-line
> FP> shell, and a gui which uses ipython as its interaction engine, but which can
> FP> also save the whole session, edit across lines, embed graphics and change
> FP> fonts, etc.
> FP> Such a project is fairly ambitious, but I'd like to pitch it here to see if
> FP> there is community response. Mathematica, maple, matlab & IDL all have
> FP> graphical desktops and for scipy to dethrone the last two of them, it will
> FP> probably need one too (I say the last two because I don't see scipy as
> FP> competing with Mathematica, but definitely as a better environment than matlab
> FP> or IDL).
> You might look at the Sweave tools in R, combined with ESS (Emacs
> Speaks Statistics) for interactive construction and evaluation. It
> isn't interactive in the Mathematica sense, but it is the next best
> thing -- construction of documents using Noweb/literate programming
> techniques, and evaluation of "chunks" interactively, or via a "report
> generation" mechanism.
sounds very interesting, thanks for the info. If there is enough interest in
this to move forward in the direction of a gui, we'll definitely take a look.