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

Ryan Krauss ryanlists@gmail....
Tue Aug 10 19:37:25 CDT 2010

In the distant past, TkAgg matplotlib backend solved any issues like
this.  That is not the case for me currently.

On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 2:23 PM, Ryan Krauss <ryanlists@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Ryan
> 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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