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Mastering Python for Finance by James Ma Weiming

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Introducing IPython

IPython is an interactive shell with high-performance tools used for parallel and distributed computing. With the IPython Notebook, you can share code, text, mathematical expressions, plots, and other rich media with your target audience.

In this section, we will learn how to get started and run a simple IPython Notebook.

Getting IPython

Depending on how you have installed Python on your machine, IPython might have been included in your Python environment. Please consult the IPython official documentation for the various installation methods most comfortable for you. The official page is available at http://ipython.org.

IPython can be downloaded from https://github.com/ipython. To install IPython, unpack the packages to a folder. ...

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