Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2008 11:24:16 -0400
From: "hari jayaram" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [PyMOL] launch pymol from inside an IDLE ( python-ide)
interactive shell ?
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Hi I am trying to use python from inside of the idle (IDLE) IDE that is part
of the MacPython 2.5.2 additional packages as IDLE.app.
The reason I want to do this is because I really want to get an IDE (
integrated development environment ) with good code completion on all
modules including maybe pymol.
In any case when I do the following (see attached
1) Start IDLE and then in the IDLE shell I do
2) Import my fink python after adding it to my path
After that command I see that the idle Python shell waits for a little bit
and then I see =====restart==== .and no pymol window appears
Also when I try running pymol.finish_launching()
It says pymol is not defined.
I have tried reading some of the posts about how the import pymol method is
the least supported method for launching pymol. I should add that on my
setup i.e Leopard 10.5.2 with fink pymol-py25 the above approach works from
a standalone script as well as from a python interactive shell from
terminal.app or Item.app . Sadly both of these dont have popup code
But I was wondering if there is some way to have my cake and eat it too and
interact with pymol from within an IDLE shell window.