[IPython-user] possible future features

belinda thom bthom at cs.hmc.edu
Wed Jan 10 02:06:09 CST 2007


I think being able to turn off the -pylab related "from pylab import  
*" would be great, for as others have commented on various related  
lists, there's good reason to force one to be explicit about which  
calls are coming from where.

It seems I might be able to hack Shell.py here to get what I want now:

         exec ("import matplotlib\n"
               "import matplotlib.pylab as pylab\n"
               "from matplotlib.pylab import *") in user_ns

But this brings up another thing that would be really nice --- the  
ability to clear the user namespace in a way beyond what %reset does  
(touching more than just what %who shows) --- something akin to the  
"Run" (F5) command that IDLE has when running w/o the -n option? I  
can quit IPython and restart, but that feels messy (and it requires a  
bit more work when using py-shell in emacs).

I'm also still pretty keen on at-particular-line debugging (IDLE has  
a variant of this) but I realize that will take more time (and in  
about 6 mos, if its still sitting around, maybe I'll work on it).


On Jan 9, 2007, at 11:48 PM, Fernando Perez wrote:

> On 1/10/07, belinda thom <bthom at cs.hmc.edu> wrote:
>> Fernando,
>> > If you can update SVN and give us some feedback, that would be good
>> > (it better work, Brian is going to kill me for not working on the
>> > other branch :).
>> I've only started banging on it, but so far, it works like a charm.
> Glad to hear that.  If anyone else tests this stuff, let us know of
> any problems or ideas for improvements before 0.7.4.
> Cheers,
> f

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