On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 1:08 PM, Eric Emsellem
> this may be a known problem (didn't find anything on this issue) but here it is:
> - when I start a session with "ipython -pylab" I often get crashes with my
> session. When I mean "often", it means really often like once everything 1/2h or
> so. A crash means that the command I just sent gets stuck and the only way for
> me to get it back is to kill the PID of the ipython process...
> The problem is that it is almost impossible to reproduce a systematic behaviour
> there so I cannot really send you a list of commands which results in a crash.
> It just happens (often). However, after someone suggested it, I now enter
> Ipython by a simple "ipython" and do immediately "from pylab import *". And then
> I have NO crashes whatsoever.
> any suggestion there? Is that normal?
It is definitely not normal -- it almost never happens to me. Does it
help if you run TkAgg instead of GTKAgg. Are you importing/using
anything else when this is happening? What version of numpy are you