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NumPy Cookbook - Second Edition by Ivan Idris

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Installing IPython

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 tornado and zmq.

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 easy_install. The pip command is similar to easy_install and adds options such as uninstalling.

How to do it...

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 easy_install and pip, or from source:

  • Installing IPython and setuptools on Windows ...

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