[IPython-User] Logging in new IPython

Gökhan Sever gokhansever@gmail....
Sat Aug 6 16:43:43 CDT 2011


You already have logging option in IPython. I forgot mentioning of
this functionality before. When I look into the sqlite database, I
couldn't see timestamps associated with commands. However the
classical logging in IPython allows timestamping of commands.

So far, the following options seems the best scenario for me for
logging the activity in IPython.
 %logstart -t -r "ipy_log.txt" global

What is the right place to put this magic just before I start typing?
Also, can I get the same behavior via the command line interface?


On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 10:03 PM, Gökhan Sever <gokhansever@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> Finally, I get the new Ipython running. qtconsole is up too. I
> installed v0.11 The very first thing I have noticed is there is not
> .ipython folder under my home directory.
> ipython -help and ipython -help-all provides a lot of reading for tomorrow :)
> I have an alias in .bashrc as:
> # fixed after getting a single dash deprecation warning for pylab
> alias ii='ipython --pylab'
> Now typing "ii"
> WARNING: `-pylab` flag has been deprecated.
>    Use `--pylab` instead, or `--pylab=foo` to specify a backend.
> Is this warning temporary?
> Thanks for all your efforts and especially well-documenting the new changes.
> More testing comes later...
> On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 3:16 PM, Gökhan Sever <gokhansever@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I tend to log my sessions and index them via full-text searching tool called
>> "recoll" along with many other files (indeed tons of them). Being able to
>> have IPython history in the form of text would make my life easier since
>> recoll can easily crawl text files. In addition, recoll has a command line
>> tool to dump xapian database into a text file with some basic text
>> statistics options. This way, I can easily get statistics about my most used
>> Python commands and such.
>> I plan to upgrade my beloved IPython v0.10 to the new release tonight. I
>> will let you know how my experience goes with the new one. Hopefully, I will
>> figure out a way to get text outputs from the sqlite saved logs.
>> Thanks,
>> On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 9:30 AM, Thomas Kluyver <takowl@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 3 August 2011 16:02, Gökhan Sever <gokhansever@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Thanks for the answer Thomas. Is there a way to dump the sqlite database
>>>> to a text file? Since time-stamping automatically added in the database, I
>>>> don't see a particular reason for using another logging mechanism.
>>> There's no tool for that at present, but if you feel like writing one, it
>>> shouldn't be too complex. The file is
>>> .ipython/profile_default/history.sqlite. You can extract timestamps from the
>>> session table, and then use the session number to select rows from the
>>> history table (and the output_history table if you've turned on output
>>> logging as well). In fact, you might be able to import IPython.core.history
>>> to handle loading the database.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Thomas
>> --
>> Gökhan
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> Gökhan


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