[SciPy-user] PyQtShell

Pierre Raybaut contact@pythonxy....
Sun Jan 18 12:29:10 CST 2009

Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2009 11:17:41 -0500
> From: Ken Dere <kpdere@verizon.net>
> Subject: Re: [SciPy-user] PyQtShell
> To: scipy-user@scipy.org
> Cc: pyqt@riverbankcomputing.com
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> Pierre Raybaut wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I would like to share with you this little open-source project of mine,
>> PyQtShell:
>> http://pypi.python.org/pypi/PyQtShell/
>> http://code.google.com/p/pyqtshell/
>> I've just started it a few days ago and I worked on it only a couple of
>> hours at home this week and saturday morning... so do not expect a
>> revolution here.
>> But I thought that some of you might be interested in contributing or
>> simply testing it.
>> Here is an extract from the Google Code website:
>> PyQtShell is intended to be an extension to PyQt4 (module PyQt4.QtShell)
>> providing a console application (see screenshots below) based on
>> independent widgets which interact with each other:
>>     - QShell, a Python shell with useful options (like a '-os' switch
>> for importing os and os.path as osp, a '-pylab' switch for importing
>> matplotlib in interactive mode, ...) and advanced features like code
>> completion (requires QScintilla, i.e. module PyQt4.Qsci)
>>     - CurrentDirChanger: shows the current directory and allows to change
>>     it
>> Not implemented :
>>     - GlobalsExplorer: shows globals() list with some properties for
>> each global (e.g. value for int or float, min and max values for arrays,
>> ...) and allows to open an appropriate GUI editor
>>     - and other widgets: FileExplorer, CodeEditor, ...
>> Cheers,
>> Pierre
> Looks interesting.  Can you run ipython inside?
The current release does not support IPython -- the main reason being 
that I'm not using IPython so much.
I think that it should be quite easy to add this feature to PyQtShell. 
But I won't have enough time to spend on this project to add features 
that I'm not directly interested about. That's why I mentioned the 
project here, to find contributors eventually.

I've just released another version with a lot of new features -- e.g. a 
MATLAB-like workspace (with array editor and list/dict editor), an 
history log, a multiline editor, ...

See for example:


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