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NumPy Cookbook - Second Edition by Ivan Idris

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Chapter 1. Winding Along with IPython

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Installing IPython
  • Using IPython as a shell
  • Reading manual pages
  • Installing matplotlib
  • Running an IPython notebook
  • Exporting an IPython notebook
  • Importing a web notebook
  • Configuring a notebook server
  • Exploring the SymPy profile

Introduction

IPython, which is available at http://ipython.org/, is a free, open source project available for Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, and Windows. The IPython authors only request that you cite IPython in any scientific work where IPython was used. IPython provides an architecture for interactive computing. The most notable part of this project is the IPython shell. IPython provides the following components, among others:

  • Interactive Python shells ...

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