Name: [709] Jeff Rush
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The 'IPython' Interactive Shell - Part 5 [ID:325] (5/5)

in series: A Demonstration of the 'IPython' Interactive Shell

video tutorial by Jeff Rush, added 07/07

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A usage walkthru showing the use of the enhanced interactive shell named IPython. Divided into five parts, this final talk in the series will cover session input filtering using an example of physics units for value representation, and support for data visualization using matplotlib.

This series is a follow-on to the talk "5-Minutes with Python and the Interactive Shell 'IPython'" which gave an overview as a slideshow of the features of IPython.

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Very helpful, going to have to look into IPython.


Thanks you for the videos


24. anonymous Mon, 21 Dec 2009 21:55

Thanks for your efforts. Looks like it has many of the same but also advantages over python-mode.el within emacs -- espec. if like me you are too lazy and slow to learn and forget more general emacs utility.

Nice clear presentation. Didn't quite grasp how starting with -pylab would be different than importing pylab, but it all looks great -- especially integration with pdb and profiler.

Now to figure out how to replace the regular emacs python mode with the ipython one!


23. anonymous Sat, 28 Nov 2009 06:58

Wow! I never realized iPython was so sophisticated! I watched all of your great screencasts and although I have to start digging through it myself now, I really enjoyed getting a very efficient introduction to ipython's capabilities. Thank you very much!


22. anonymous Wed, 11 Nov 2009 08:55

This is awesome ! I did get a great overview on IPython by following your session.


21. anonymous Fri, 23 Oct 2009 13:40

Thank you, I am starting with python and after seeing these videos I think I'll explore the language with ipython.


20. anonymous Wed, 05 Aug 2009 18:45

I liked this one too.


19. anonymous Thu, 09 Jul 2009 21:48

Thanks for this series. I have been using iPython for a while but this series showed me a lot of features that I weren't using and need to explore further. Thanks again.


18. anonymous Tue, 30 Jun 2009 05:08

Thanks Jeff, your IPython tutorial was a wonderfull help for me!


17. anonymous Fri, 05 Jun 2009 12:07

thanks again


15. anonymous Sun, 29 Mar 2009 11:10

I really enjoyed the previous 4 videos in this 5 video series, but thought the 5th was too light. I need to use matplotlib interactively, changing code and variables on the fly, with fast response from matplotlib. In fact, this is why I am interested in IPython. It seems to have th features I need to us show(), etc, without freezing up the Python engine. A good book or tutorial is needed, I belive.

Overall, very good work, but I can't vote for this one.


Part 5 of the IPython Series was a bit of a let-down, but overall the series was extremely valuable. Thank you.


13. anonymous Wed, 31 Dec 2008 12:58

I'm using ipython on a daily basis but this video series pointed me to some things I hadn't used before. Thanks for the effort!


12. anonymous Sat, 22 Nov 2008 11:28

I really like the videos. Lots of good stuff presented briefly. I'm impressed at how powerful ipython is, but it's hard to see where python ends and ipython begins. (maybe that's a good thing)


11. anonymous Mon, 20 Oct 2008 05:40

Totally Wonderful!!

Thank you very much for taking the time to create and upload these. They are extremely useful. I've used ipython a lot, and learned a whole bunch of stuff.


Review of The 'IPython' Interactive Shell - Part 5

This is an excellent series! Now that I finished these 5 videos I feel I can turn around and make good use of IPython. This is one of the best series I've listed to so far.


thanks for this series. I have Ipython on my system, but had only looked at it briefly and haven't used it. This helps A LOT! Beats trying to learn all of that from the help files.....Thanks again....timinphx1


thanks for this series. I have Ipython on my system, but had only looked at it briefly and haven't used it. This helps A LOT! Beats trying to learn all of that from the help files.....Thanks again....timinphx1


7. anonymous Wed, 28 May 2008 20:36

Review of The 'IPython' Interactive Shell - Part 5

Jeff walks through some nifty features of the scientific shell. There are so many things to learn here that will let one be very productive. Highly recommended. !


6. anonymous Sat, 10 May 2008 13:14

Very useful series of 5 videos showing ipython usage. I'm a returning python programmer (after roughly 5 years) and I found this to be a great refresher course! Thanks, Jeff!


5. anonymous Mon, 25 Feb 2008 10:47

TX a lot for IPython presentation very powerfull and convinient python shell.


This is such a great series that it repays revisiting it (even after having taken very good notes!). If you want to learn Python, get a good editor, go through Jeff's IPython series, and work through some example code.

Jerol


3. anonymous Tue, 08 Jan 2008 19:54

I made it this far :) thank you so much.


2. anonymous Fri, 16 Nov 2007 07:21

Thanks a lot for helping me get started with iPython!


Thank you so much for this iPython demonstration series. I've used iPython already from time to time. But from now on I will definitely use it more often - having seen it's power.


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