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Python Tools for Visual Studio by Cathy Wang, Martino Sabia

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Chapter 6. IPython and IronPython in PTVS

In this chapter, we will see how PTVS interacts with two particularly useful Python extensions: IPython and IronPython.

Despite their names, they are very different from each other. IPython is more oriented toward extending the REPL interface in a way that can help you have a more interactive approach to the code, providing you with features such as on-the-fly graph plotting. IronPython provides .NET class access to your Python code and integrates Python in .NET applications.

IPython in PTVS

IPython is a command shell for interactive computing for Python (also available for other language integrations) that offers enhanced type introspection—the possibility to examine the type or properties of an object at ...

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