[Numpy-discussion] Nonblocking Plots with Matplotlib

Andrew Straw strawman@astraw....
Thu Mar 15 03:20:40 CDT 2007

Bill Baxter wrote:
> On 3/15/07, Bill Baxter <wbaxter@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Thanks, Sebastian.  I'll take a look at Pyro.  Hadn't heard of it.
>> I'm using just xmlrpclib with pickle right now.
> I took a look at Pyro -- it looks nice.
> The only thing I couldn't find, though, is how decouple the wx GUI on
> the server side from the Pyro remote call handler.  Both wx and Pyro
> want to run a main loop.
> With the XML-RPC, I could use twisted and its wxreactor class.  That
> does all the necessary magic under the hood to run both loops.
> Basically all you have to do to make it  work is:
>    class MainApp(wx.App, twisted.web.xmlrpc.XMLRPC):
>         ...
>     twisted.internet.wxreactor.install()
>     app = MainApp()
>     twisted.internet.reactor.registerWxApp(app)
>     twisted.internet.reactor.run()
> And then you're good to go.  reactor.run() takes care of both main
> loops somehow.
> Do you know of any good examples showing how to do that sort of thing
> with Pyro?  It must be possible.  I mean it's the exact same sort of
> thing you'd need if you're writing a simple GUI internet chat program.
>  My googling has turned up nothing, though.

It is possible to do this with Pyro.

I think Pyro can "auto-background" (my terminology not theirs) if you 
allow it to do threading. Otherwise, you could handle requests by 1) 
putting Pyro in a thread you manage or 2) a GUI timer calling Pyro's 
daemon.handleRequests(...) fairly often.

But I hear nothing but good things about Twisted, and your code works, 
so I say find some bigger fish to fry (especially since I can see 
potential issues with each of the above options...).

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