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Learning pandas - Second Edition by Michael Heydt

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IPython

IPython is an alternate shell for interactively working with Python. It provides several enhancements to the default REPL provided by Python.

If you want to learn about IPython in more detail, check out the documentation at https://ipython.org/ipython-doc/3/interactive/tutorial.html

To start IPython, simply execute the ipython command from the command line/Terminal. When started you will see something like the following:

The input prompt shows In [1]:. Each time you enter a statement in the IPython REPL, the number in the prompt will increase.

Likewise, output from any particular entry you make will be prefaced with Out [x]:, where ...

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