[IPython-user] How to set -pylab option on win32 system?

John Hunter jdhunter at ace.bsd.uchicago.edu
Mon Feb 28 10:36:03 CST 2005

>>>>> "D" == D Brown <dbrown2 at yahoo.com> writes:

    D> Recently I upgraded ipython under XP.  I had previously set the
    D> -pylab option in a shortcut.  After the upgrade I have not been
    D> able to get this working again and I'm not sure now about my
    D> previous setup details.

    D> It looks like the shortcut is using ipython.py to start up
    D> ipython.  If I use "ipython.py -pylab" in the shortcut or
    D> command line the setting does not work.  What's the proper way
    D> to start ipython under win32 systems and how can I get back the
    D> interactive-mode matplotlib capabilities?  Without this option
    D> I need to use matplotlib's Show() to display the final plot,
    D> but this freezes ipython until the plot window is closed (later
    D> interaction is fine however).

I right click on the ipython icon in the windows start menu and
in the "Target:" entry box, use 

  C:\Python23\python.exe C:\Python23\scripts\ipython -pylab  


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