[IPython-User] problems with ipython 0.10 autocompletion and interactive plotting

Ryan Krauss ryanlists@gmail....
Tue Aug 10 14:23:40 CDT 2010

I have the same problem with having to close the plots when running a
script after a recent install in Windows XP.  I suspect that changing
the default matplotlib backend may solve this problem, but I haven't
tried it yet.  It would be great if there was some other solution that
just worked out of the box.


On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 5:23 AM, Daniel Platz
<mail.to.daniel.platz@googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hello!
> I have some problems with ipython which I do not really understand, I
> installed ipython 0.10 together with Python 2.6 on Windows 7. This
> installation was no problem and I can also run ipython. However, there
> are two problems.
> The autocompletion seems not to work with external packages. For
> example, if I use the pylab option, type "l" and press tab nothing
> happens. It seems that only when there is one possibility left the
> completion works, i.e. it completes "linspa" to "linspace". So it does
> not show other options for completion.
> The second problem concerns plotting with matplotlib. From the shell I
> can plot as usually. When I run a script with some plotting commands,
> ipython does not return from a "show" command. Instead I have to close
> the plot window and then I can use ipython again.
> I looked into the documentation but I have no idea what these problems
> can really be due to. I am thinking that it could be a problem that I
> run windows 7 with 64 bit. But I have the same setup running on
> another windows 7 64 bit computer and there it works like a charm.
> Could there be a problem with pyreadline? How can I check this? Or
> went something wrong during the configuration in the first ipython
> run? I would be very glad if someone has an idea about the described
> problems.
> Thanks in advance
> Daniel
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