[SciPy-user] Re: Windose and Python
oliphant at ee.byu.edu
Thu May 6 20:13:42 CDT 2004
Todd Pitts from Sandia asked me the following question.
>I have one final question about python on windows. It seems
>that the non-interactive scripting works well enough. However, I have
>not found a single interactive interpreter that I could recommend to
>members of my group without serious reservations.
>I have tried IPython,
>PyCrust (various), IDLE, Using it from within emacs (not cygwin emacs,
>just emacs under windows), PythonWin, etc. They all have serious
>problems when it comes to usability. Most don't have tab completion at
>all. Most, (emacs included) don't work with any plotting package. I
>have tried gist from scipy and matplotlib (doesn't work with anything
>except straight scripting).
>Is python really this unusable for
>interactive data exploration and modeling under Windows?
I'm forwarding it to these lists so that individuals with more
experience on Windows than I have can respond to his request.
What do people use on Windows for interactive work????
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