[SciPy-user] wxpython

Fernando Perez Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Wed Jul 13 11:41:35 CDT 2005


Howey, David A wrote:
> yeah, I've got it running in colour.. I just meant the 'inline' colour
> changes as you type
>  
> also, what editor do you use with ipython? I quite liked the idle built
> in editor

You can use any editor you want, as ipython has very poor editing capabilities 
(limited to single-line changes).  Some users like to call %edit with ipython, 
which will invoke your $EDITOR, try %edit? for more info.

I personally don't like %edit, and my normal modus operandi is to run Xemacs 
with my files open, along with an ipython session where I use '%run foo' over 
and over as I modify the file foo.py.  I find this to be a good balance: I get 
a good editor for the heavy lifting, and in the interactive ipython session I 
get good tracebacks, %pdb debugging, the ability to inspect objects resulting 
from my runs, and no expensive reinitialization of the interpreter for each 
test (this can be a HUGE deal if you are using complex/large libraries like 
scipy or VTK).

Cheers,

f



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