[SciPy-user] Getting started wiki page

Ryan Krauss ryanlists@gmail....
Sun May 13 17:49:16 CDT 2007

Here is the shortcut I use underwindows:
C:\Python25\python.exe C:\Python25\scripts\ipython -pylab -p scipy
which is actually the value of Target if I right click on the shortcut
and go to properties.  The -p scipy part automatically loads scipy and
the -pylab part makes IPython handle threading of plots very nicely.
You don't have to use scipy and pylab together.  Scipy uses numpy and
adds additional tools to it - it does not replace it.


On 5/13/07, Gael Varoquaux <gael.varoquaux@normalesup.org> wrote:
> On Sun, May 13, 2007 at 11:56:58PM +0200, Stef Mientki wrote:
> > >  Would you mind reformulating this part of the
> > > page so that it seems as clear as possible to you. That way other wont
> > > stumbled on this, and be to shy to ask here.
> > I'm glad to change it, but again I'm too stupid to do it ...
> > ... yes I'm real windows user,
> > ... so before even thinking of Python,
> > I first looked if there was a good IDE,
> > then I found a few, selected  SPE and PyScripter,
> > and after a couple of days, decided for PyScripter.
> > I never even tried to start Python from a commandline ;-)
> > And I really don't know how to set a commandline parameter for Python.
> Well, I can tell you I don't know a good way to do it under windows. I do
> know a way, though. Copy the shortcut you use to start ipython. Copy it
> to say a shortcut called "ipython pylab". Then edit its properties, and
> change the command line to add at the very end " -pylab". I don't have
> windows around but this is approximately the way I would do it.
> > And now you might understand that the reason that Linux never will break
> > through,
> > is thanks to spoiled M$ users like me ;-)
> Well you know this, actually windows is really making your life harder by
> trying to hide the command line as much as possible. Some things are
> just easier to do on a good command line. Unfortunately the windows
> command line is pretty bad and doesn't help you.
> This does not mean the under Linux you _need_ the command line to do the
> things you do without the command line under windows. You just can do
> more things because you happen to have a good command line on top of
> other things.
> Do try to achieve what I have described with the sortcut, and if you
> succeed please describe it on the wiki. If you don't, post here for some
> more help, I am sure someone will be able to help you. If not I will look
> tomorrow on one of the lab's computer with windows (you are lucky, we
> still have 2).
> Cheers,
> Gaël
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