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Debugging Python using the IPython Shell [ID:005] (4/4)

in series: Python Development with IPython

video tutorial by Ian Ozsvald, added 03/07

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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

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17. David Tabor Mon, 31 May 2010 16:54

Nice video! Very useful for newbies like myself.


16. Konstantin N. Thu, 13 May 2010 11:47

Great video, thanks! IPython is a must-have tool :)


15. Jonathan deWerd Sun, 02 May 2010 10:31

Simple, but incredibly useful! Filled in a trick the manual must have omitted as "obvious".


14. Scott SA Thu, 11 Mar 2010 21:20

Thanks, very helpful


13. anonymous Wed, 25 Nov 2009 00:07

Very good!


12. anonymous Sat, 26 Sep 2009 07:53

Thanks, good intro to debugging on ipython


11. anonymous Wed, 26 Aug 2009 09:37

Thanks - concise and informative demo.


10. anonymous Wed, 05 Aug 2009 10:45

Nice, short, easy to understand. Even could be a bit quicker.


9. anonymous Thu, 09 Jul 2009 07:49

Basic but good. Thanks


8. anonymous Mon, 04 May 2009 12:11

sdfsdf


Hi Anon, thanks for the tip :-) I might try to integrate this into one of our Learning Python videos in the future.

Cheers,

Ian.


6. anonymous Mon, 25 Feb 2008 14:26

The breakpoint system is called by using the IPython run command. For example "run -d simpleScript.py" would launch simpeScript.py within the pdb and stop at line 1, allowing to set further breakpoints, etc. Hope this helps you create a breakpoint tutorial!


Hi anon. Yes, there are definitely usability-improvements over the standard pdb, I use IPython all the time.

Re. breakpoints - actually I don't use them...I'd love to have someone show me what they can do. We'd really appreciate more videos showing people how to use IPython, there are so many cool things inside the package.

Ian.


4. anonymous Fri, 18 May 2007 12:17

Interesting demo, looks like some improvements over standard pdb. Would have been nice to see a breakpoint demo too. - Alan G.


Hi Vincent, as mentioned I did put a really simple WinPDB screencast online with SPE videos:

http://showmedo.com/videos/video?name=DebuggingWithWinPDBFromWithinSPE&fromSeriesID=3

but it is rather old (a year old, I think). We'd certainly welcome some new videos on WinPDB!

Ian.


Great screencast. Unfortunately, I was unable to use pdb, which Ipython calls for debugging, due to an error I could not diagnose, so instead of Ipython and pdb I ended up using Winpdb, which is graphic and says it is faster than pdb, though I have no basis for comparison. If no one else does it first, and the lead developer doesn't object, when I get some time I may do a screencast on Winpdb.


Good information. Thanks for the info.


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