Google Colab, Shift+TAB not working

(Javier) #1

Hi friends,
using Google Colab here,
the Shift+TAB to get tips about the functions etc doesnt seem to be working in Colab, any tips?
thank u :wink:

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(Mariam) #2

just use TAB

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(Javier) #3

Nop,
that works with python functions, but when I use it with fast.ai functions nothing happens,
I don’t see how to get help about fast.ai functions

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(Javier) #4

and there are even some functions like
?random_split_by_pct

which return error when using ?

Object random_split_by_pct not found.

ok in that case I needed to do
?ImageItemList.random_split_by_pct

and then it works

but basically using

?.. in a separate cell is the only way I find,
the TAB never works for me with fast.ai functions, only for autocompleting, not for help

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(Antonio de Perio) #5

Hi everyone. Running into this issue as well on Google colab. Hitting tab gives me an error which says:

Any idea how I could do this in colab? Thanks!

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(Inbal Gal) #6

I have the same problem. Shift+Tab at Colab, doesnt work

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(Fernando Marcos Wittmann) #7

The shortcut for showing the docstring on Colab is ALT+/

However it seems there’s a bug. Sometimes it is going to print the question mark instead. If that happens you’ll have to change the cursor somewhere else and then try again.

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