IPython, an enhanced Python shell
“IPython is an interactive shell for the Python programming language that offers enhanced introspection, additional shell syntax, syntax highlighting, tab completion and rich history. It is a component of the SciPy package.” (source)
- FrontPage – IPython (the HQ)
- IPython: A System for Interactive Scientific Computing (article, PDF)
- Cookbook – IPython
- IPython mailing list
In the book Python for Unix and Linux System Administration, there is a long chapter (Ch. 2) dedicated to IPython!
Installation and usage
Install it via apt-get:
sudo apt-get install ipython
I made the alias “ip” for the command “ipython”. Note that there is a command “ip” for manipulating routing and tunnels that the alias will hide, but it’s not likely I’ll ever use that command.
The config file of IPython is located at