On macOS, the GUI tool Eelbrain uses requires a special build of Python called a “Framework build”. You might see this error when trying to create a plot:
SystemExit: This program needs access to the screen. Please run with a Framework build of python, and only when you are logged in on the main display of your Mac.
In order to avoid this, Eelbrain installs a shortcut to start IPython with a Framework build:
This automatically launches IPython with the “eelbrain” profile. A default
startup script that executes
from eelbrain import * is created, and can be
changed in the corresponding IPython profile.
Sometimes iPython seems to get stuck after this line:
Do you really want to exit ([y]/n)? y
In those instances, pressing ctrl-c usually terminates iPython immediately.