[SciPy-user] SciPy and GUI
Sun Feb 1 14:48:32 CST 2009
Some ideas on adding a GUI to scientif scripts can be found in the
Python Scripting for Computational Science, by H. P. Langtangen.
I am currently as well at a point within my developments where user
interaction is needed.
Currently, I see three options with different levels of complexity.
1) use commandline (OptParse) with config files
2) add some simple GUIs that pop up where user input is needed.
3) code a real GUI with a Toolkit.
> I would use traits (see
> http://code.enthought.com/projects/traits/documentation.php, and
> for documentation and a tutorial)
I read your tutorial.
I think it is one of the best I read that are targeting non-programmer
scientists who need to to task specific coding. Your Physics Lab
background shows that you know the difficulties of your readers. Well done!
I shows that GUIs can be created with as little overhead code as possible.
Nevertheless, I have some questions:
* Where is the "science" in TraitsUI? (Why do you call it a scientific GUI?)
E.g. I could also build a Wizard directly with wxPython. So why with
* I tried the examples.
What I did not understand is how one can control the buttons below the
For the first example (section "An object and its representation"),
there are 6 buttons in your image:
Undo, Redo, Revert, OK, Cancel, Help.
When I execute the code I only get OK, Cancel.
May you tell how or where to find information how buttons can be contolled?
* Input validation: I remember to have seen a example where a Traits
Window was used to validate (numeric) input. If the user puts in invalid
numers, it would turn read.. Do you know about this?
* Is there a feature roadmap for traits?
I would like to know where you intend it to develop it to before I
settle on it.
Others users may also be interested, so I relink to an earlier post:
example application for a starter with TraitsUI
It maybe of interest for many prospective beginners to see example
applications. Why not listing all accessible applications built with
TraitsUI on a website?
I think that Enthought should put a strong pointer on their website
(http://code.enthought.com/) indicating that actually a lot of
documentation can also be found on the Trac wiki
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