Name: [002] Ian Ozsvald
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Python Development with IPython [ID:002]

a series of video-tutorials by Ian Ozsvald

Four videos leading you through the installation and basic mastery of the powerful IPython interactive Python environment

Video Tutorials

1. Developing Python Programs Using the IPython Shell

A quick introduction to the basics of Python development using the IPython shell. You might also want to see ShowMeDos for Wing, PyDev and SPE.

2. How to Download IPython the Popular Python Shell

IPython provides a far more powerful alternative to the standard Python interpreter, incorporating features such as string-completion, code-line macros and a rich history. We are great fans of this free piece of software and have found it to enhance the Python coding experience. You might also want to see ShowMeDos for Wing, PyDev and SPE.

3. Using the Textpad Editor from Within IPython

The IPython interactive Python shell allows the use of an external editor for editing multiple lines of code. Here we show how to replace the default (Notepad in Windows) with your favourite light-weight editor and how to use it from within IPython. You might also want to see ShowMeDos for Wing, PyDev and SPE.

4. Debugging Python using the IPython Shell

In this ShowMeDo we show how the powerful, interactive python shell IPython can be combined with the Python debugger to provide a powerful debugging environment You might also want to see ShowMeDos for Wing, PyDev and SPE.

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Educating the Open-source Community With Showmedo

Although as important as the software it supports, education and documentation are relatively neglected in the Open-source world. Coders love to code, and explaining how best to use or improve the software tends to be deferred or even sidelined.

At Showmedo we believe the community can play a vital role here and also say thanks for the tools and software that make our lives easier. If you have a piece of software you love or a programming langugage you are enthusiastic about, why not make a screencast showing others how to use it? All the stuff you wish you'd been told, the tips, tricks, insights that would have saved you time and frustration.

Screencasting is easier than you think, and we're happy to help you. You can emailus for advice or just use some of the how-to screencasts on the site. This screencasting learning-pathis a good place to start.

Kudos and Thanks for Ian

3 Minute Oveview (What Does Python Look Like?)

simple and informative. you draw me in
70 months ago


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