[SciPy-user] Re: Enthought python

Ryan Krauss ryanfedora at comcast.net
Wed Jul 20 11:34:21 CDT 2005

-pylab -tk didn't work.  I ran a script first that did 2D plotting with 
matplotlib and that worked o.k.  But a script that starts mayavi caused 
a crash. 

I will use the TkAgg backend and be happy.

Fernando Perez wrote:

> Ryan Krauss wrote:
>> Fernando's suggestion works quite well and I can run mayavi and 
>> matplotlib in the same session with the TkAgg backend.  I was using 
>> the WXAgg backend as my default for matplotlib because the TkAgg 
>> seems to chew up a lot more ram (I am running Windows XP) and is 
>> slightly slower when calling show(). 
> You can TRY the following:
> ipython -pylab -tk
> with the WXAgg backend.  I doubt it will work, as the only person to 
> ever report it working is Prabhu, and I'm 50/50 on whether it's 
> debian's good threading lib support, or some dark powers granted to 
> him by the python gods for having written mayavi.
> In Fedora, this always causes a crash, but in the odd chance it might 
> work for WinXP, this would solve your problems and let you keep WX.
> If not, stick to TkAgg and be happy :)
> Cheers,
> f
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