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

Ryan Krauss ryanlists@gmail....
Tue Aug 10 22:40:46 CDT 2010

My suspicion is that the blocking of show is really a matplotlib
problem.  It seems that there were major changes to the behavior of
show in matplotlib 1.0.0.  But I don't think what we are seeing is
what is supposed to happen.


On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 7:37 PM, Ryan Krauss <ryanlists@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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