[SciPy-user] wxpython

John Hunter jdhunter at ace.bsd.uchicago.edu
Wed Jul 13 09:24:32 CDT 2005


>>>>> "Howey," == Howey, David A <d.howey at imperial.ac.uk> writes:

    Howey,> I'm a bit annoyed at having to give up the 'integrated'
    Howey,> environment of IDLE and use ipython, although I concede
    Howey,> that ipython is quite nice. In particular I now need an
    Howey,> editor. Can anyone help? Unlike you I prefer emacs but
    Howey,> haven't yet found an easy win32 binary (any idea where I
    Howey,> can get it? I would rather not mess with cygwin
    Howey,> etc). Also, it's a bit heavyweight.

You can get binary versions of gnu emacs at 

  http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/windows/emacs/
  
eg

  http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/windows/emacs/emacs-21.3-fullbin-i386.tar.gz

No cygwin required.  I usually untar it in Program Files and then
create a shortcut to bin/runemacs on my desktop.  I use them it all
the time on win32; after putty and winscp it's the first thing I
install on a new windows box.  Only thing that keeps me sane in
windows land...

If you already like emacs, emacs + ipython are a great combination
that work well together.  You can, for example, configure ipython and
emacs so that from ipython you can do


    In [3]: pwd
    Out[3]: '/home/jdhunter'

    In [4]: edit test.py

and have test.py appear in a emacs buffer in the running emacs
session.  Never tried this on windows, though.

Also, 

  > ipython -pylab 

mode has special support for maptlotlib pylab mode, and will
automagically handle gui threading, etc... 

JDH






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