Running a four-color one-dimensional CA with a histogram, activity chart and the basic rule editor open.
Running Conway’s Game of Life.
Running Game of Life with a nondeterministic step function gives mazes/noodles.
Using the ipython qtconsole, you can display configurations inline.
IPythons magic %gui qt command will run an event loop allowing us to use qt widgets like the ones zasim offers at the same time as running code.
Zasim comes with a IPython notebook based interactive tutorial.
Gui elements can also be developed and played with using the notebook.