[IPython-user] ipython on OS X leopard key-press problem unresolved but no (apparent) problem with ipythonx

Gary Church gary.church1@comcast....
Wed Oct 8 20:40:06 CDT 2008

Hey again folks,

I hope I'm not becoming a burden but I've made some changes and  
discoveries I wanted to share.

I removed the "fink" python packages and now I think I'm running the  
"native" OS X version of python. When I enter "which python", I get: "/ 
usr/bin/python" and I get the following from the command prompt in a  

Macintosh-4:~ gary$ python
Python 2.5.1 (r251:54863, Jan 17 2008, 19:35:17)
[GCC 4.0.1 (Apple Inc. build 5465)] on darwin
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
 >>> import sys
 >>> print sys.path
['', '/Library/Python/2.5/site-packages/readline-2.5.1-py2.5- 
macosx-10.5-i386.egg', '/Library/Python/2.5/site-packages/nose-0.10.4- 
py2.5.egg', '/Library/Python/2.5/site-packages/pexpect-2.4-py2.5.egg',  
'/Library/Python/2.5/site-packages/setuptools-0.6c8_svn15fix.egg', '/ 
Library/Python/2.5/site-packages/ipython-0.9.1-py2.5.egg', '/System/ 
Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python25.zip', '/ 
python2.5', '/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/ 
lib/python2.5/plat-darwin', '/System/Library/Frameworks/ 
Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/plat-mac', '/System/ 
mac/lib-scriptpackages', '/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/ 
Versions/2.5/Extras/lib/python', '/System/Library/Frameworks/ 
Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/lib-tk', '/System/Library/ 
Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/lib-dynload', '/ 
Library/Python/2.5/site-packages', '/System/Library/Frameworks/ 

However, even after deleting ~/.ipython directory and reloading  
ipython, the "u" key still doesn't function. I then noticed
an ipythonx file in the directory containing ipython and decided to  
give that a shot. Well, that loads up ipython in a gui-like  
environment and, for some reason, the "u" key does function (along  
with tab completion, etc...)

So, things are getting better, but the font in the gui is very small  
and there is no apparent way to scale it up larger; it's always  
something! lol

Take care,

Gary Church

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