[IPython-User] editing a file on a mac

Brian Granger ellisonbg@gmail....
Thu Feb 9 18:18:48 CST 2012

Correct, the %edit magic does not work in the notebook - at least not
how you are using it.  It may work if you set EDITOR to a GUI based
editor like TextMate though.

On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 4:09 PM, Thomas Kluyver <takowl@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9 February 2012 23:13, Comer Duncan <comer.duncan@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I am using terminal for ipython.  I don't have Qt installed.
>> I have tried setting the $EDITOR env variable /usr/bin/vi, sourced my
>> .cshrc file, then ran ipython notebook --profile sympy [...]
> Ah, OK, this is in the notebook. When we talk about "terminal ipython", we
> mean the interface you get when you just type "ipython" at a terminal.
> $EDITOR is only relevant for that interface.
> I don't think %edit is connected to the notebook yet (I've just tried it, it
> doesn't do anything here either). I think the plan is to have a
> script-editing mode in the browser using the same tool we have for editing
> cells. Brian can probably tell you more about that.
> Best wishes,
> Thomas
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Brian E. Granger
Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
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