IPython can be installed in various ways, depending on your operating system. For the terminal-based shell, there is a dependency on
readline. The web notebook requires
In addition to installing IPython, we will install
setuptools, which gives you the
easy_install command. The
easy_install command is a popular
package manager for Python.
pip can be installed once you have
pip command is similar to
easy_install and adds options such as uninstalling.
This section describes how IPython can be installed on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. It also describes how to install IPython and its dependencies with
pip, or from source: