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

Daniel Platz mail.to.daniel.platz@googlemail....
Thu Aug 12 12:31:51 CDT 2010

Thanks for your comment. I downgraded to matplotlib 0.99.3 and the
plotting works now.

Nevertheless, I still cannot use tab completion. I suppose I have some
trouble with pyreadline but cannot really figure out what's the
problem. Has anyone an idea about this or can point me in some

Best regards,


2010/8/11 Ryan Krauss <ryanlists@gmail.com>:
> This should be my last email on this subject.  This suggestion from
> the mpl list solved my blocking issue:
> Ryan: you could try matplotlib-1.0.0.svn.win32-py2.6.exe from
> http://www.lfd.uci.edu/~gohlke/pythonlibs/#matplotlib .It was built this
> morning from svn.
> On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 9:10 AM, Ryan Krauss <ryanlists@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I am sorry to send you so many emails on this subject.  I asked the
>> question about show() blocking execution on the matplotlib mailing
>> list.  Apparently, this is a known issue that has been fixed in svn.
>> On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 10:40 PM, Ryan Krauss <ryanlists@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 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.
>>> Ryan
>>> 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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