[IPython-dev] Inprocess kernel for Qt frontend

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Thu Dec 1 08:23:05 CST 2011

With a bit of hacking and code duplication, I managed to get the IPythonWidget 
Qt frontend to talk to an inprocess kernel.


I originally did this work against an older version of IPython (i.e. when we 
used names like XReqSocketChannel) but haven't been able to release it publicly 
until now. I have updated it to run off of master. I may have missed some 
necessary changes. I also may have missed some opportunities; could we use the 
BlockingKernelManager to do the same thing now?

I certainly don't want this code integrated into IPython as-is (hence a gist 
rather than a pull request), but it exists as a workaround for people who do 
want to embed an IPython interpreter into their Qt application. Is there a way 
we can extend the IPython API to support this more directly so one does not have 
to duplicate code the way I did?

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco

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