i am looking for help in using matplotlib inside a graphical IDE in mac osx and preferabley even ipython with matplotlib inside an IDE. i am used to interact with the python interpreter (inside ipython, even inside ipython-inside-emacs) while several plot windows are open, but i don't have any success using a graphical IDE.

i tried free IDEs (eric3, eric4) and commercial ones (komodo, wing ide) but all had the same problem: the debugger was blocked as long as the matplotlib window was open. i focussed on QtAgg since eric uses Qt, but i also tried TkAgg.

does anyone have a suggestion what i might be doing wrong?