[IPython-user] question of shell invocation and also windows and wthread

danny shevitz danny_shevitz at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 12 16:23:29 CST 2006

I have finally resolved what is going on. 

In my distribution, I do not have an ipython.py file.
I have an ipython_shell.py file. The code for the first (what you ,Ville, are using) is:


in my ipython_shell.py file I have:


Now that I realize the difference, it is trivial to create my own ipython.py file.
The second version (which I have), does not respond to any command line flags.
This also explains why I couldn't get -pylab to work.

Using your version with -wthread still invokes the old import wxPython stuff (
which Fernando has already corrected). So it is likely no one reported the deprecated 
stuff before.

I don't know why I don't have an ipython.py file. I have always installed via the installers.
Maybe it was left out?


----- Original Message ----
From: Ville M. Vainio <vivainio at gmail.com>
To: danny shevitz <danny_shevitz at yahoo.com>
Cc: ipython-user at scipy.net
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 11:22:21 AM
Subject: Re: [IPython-user] question of shell invocation and also windows and wthread

On 12/11/06, danny shevitz <danny_shevitz at yahoo.com> wrote:

> So all this is a long winded way of saying I was never able to get a command
> line invocation working on windows using a switch (-wthread) as opposed to
> a hardcode (IPShellWX).
> I'm curious to know if anyone can get a command line switch variant working.

My suggestion (using the ipython.py directly) didn't work?

The way I always do it myself (and what I consider the easiest way): I
have the source distribution open somewhere (typically c:\ipython, or
c:\opt\ipython). I execute c:\ipython\ipython.py directly, with the
arguments I want. All the other ways seem like unnecessary hassle to
me. This is also closest to the "old fashioned" way of using
applications on win32/dos - just drop all the files somewhere and run
a command in the directory.

Ville M. Vainio - vivainio.googlepages.com
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