On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 2:21 AM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net@...:
> Hi Eric,
> On Sat, Aug 28, 2010 at 4:27 PM, Eric Firing <efiring@...> wrote:
> > Impressive--but I don't think I understand why one would want plots
> > inline rather than in separate windows.
> It's not 'rather than', it's 'in addition to' :) Imagine you and I
> are working on a problem together, you have IPython open and you get
> the plot windows on your desk. You'd like to discuss something about
> the data with me (I'm away in California, not at your desk), so I open
> an IPython client that connects to your kernel, and start getting on
> my frontend the static versions of all the plots. You have the full
> windows on your desktop which zoom and pan, but with a simple 'show()'
> I can get static snapshots of all the figures on my desk, while we
> both work with and control the same kernel.
> That could be useful, no?
Dude, that just blew my mind!