Ten IPython essentials

In this section, we will take a quick tour of IPython by introducing 10 essential features of this powerful tool. Although brief, this hands-on visit will cover a wide range of IPython functionality that will be explored in more detail in the next chapters.

Running the IPython console

If IPython has been installed correctly, you should be able to run it from a system shell with the ipython command. You can use this prompt like a regular Python interpreter as shown in the following screenshot:

Running the IPython console

The IPython console

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Command-line shell on Windows

If you are on Windows and using the old cmd.exe shell , you should be aware that this ...

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