I’ve recently switched to IPython Notebook 3 (3.1.0-cbccb68 to be exact), the Anaconda version. Previously when I typed a function and opened a parenthesis like this:
and if the cursor was between the parentheses then I would get a contextual overlay menu that displayed the function arguments. Now I don’t see it, and although I’ve searched, I can’t find out how I can turn on this functionality.
In 1.0, the functionality was bound to
shift-tab, in 2.0
tab was deprecated but still functional in some unambiguous cases completing or inspecting were competing in many cases. Recommendation was to always use
( was also added as deprecated as confusing in Haskell-like syntax to also push people toward Shift-Tab as it works in more cases. in 3.0 the deprecated bindings have been remove in favor of the official, present for 18+ month now
Shift-Tab-Tab a bigger documentation appears, than with
Shift-Tab. It’s the same but you can scroll down.
Shift-Tab-Tab-Tab and the tooltip will linger for 10 seconds while you type.
Shift-Tab-Tab-Tab-Tab and the docstring appears in the pager (small part at the bottom of the window) and stays there.
Shift-Tab works for me to view the dcoumentation
Adding screen shots(examples) and some more context for the answer of @Thomas G.
import pandas as pdis ran properly before checking below shortcut.
Place the cursor in middle of parenthesis
() before you use shortcut.
shift + tab
Display short document and few params
shift + tab + tab
Expands document with scroll bar
shift + tab + tab + tab
Provides document with a Tooltip: “will linger for 10secs while you type”. which means it allows you write params and waits for 10secs.
shift + tab + tab + tab + tab
It opens a small window in bottom with option(top righ corner of small window) to open full documentation in new browser tab.