[IPython-User] ipython slow to start with --pylab flag

Thomas Kluyver takowl@gmail....
Tue Sep 3 14:29:14 CDT 2013

On 31 August 2013 05:57, alex arsenovic <arsenovic@virginia.edu> wrote:

> thats correct, this is just the traditional ipython  terminal. here is a
> video demonstrating the problem. i make a new profile (which also takes a
> long time) and then start ipython with and without pylab, then change
> networks and do the same.

I've had a chat with Min, and this is apparently due to
IPython.utils.localinterfaces getting imported (it somehow gets imported
when you do --pylab). That does some DNS query, and if the DNS on your
router is misconfigured, it can time out. Min will try to do something to
improve the situation.

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