Name: [709] Jeff Rush
Member: 111 months
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Description: Greetings. I'm the (former) Python Advocacy Coordinator and a strong supporter of screencasts. I'm also the organizer of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Pythoneers and was con chair for PyCon 2006 and 2007 in Dallas. I'm also an independent consultant and work in the areas of Python/Zope, embedded Linux s ...

The 'IPython' Interactive Shell - Part 1 [ID:321] (1/5)

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 talk in the series will cover tab completion, namespace management, logging, the help system and introspection.

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.

NOTE: The portions of this talk series that demonstrate access to the underlying operating system shell utilize Linux and the bash shell.

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Nice video, very helpful, thanks. Will certainly watch the rest.

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68. Thu, 13 May 2010 15:30

Great stuff, thanks! :)

Only minor issue I sent you email about, re: the 5-minute overview you mention, and which seems to be on your page, (with your name under it) but links to some 5-minute video by someone else... not a huge deal, obviously.

Much appreciated!

- Andrew

67. Tue, 04 May 2010 16:32

Thank you for making this video. IPython strike me as something that could be incredibly useful. But I've never have enough sustained interest to learn and use it effectively. I think your video really help to initiate me to the tool. Looking forward for the next part of the video.

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I use python for 2 years.

Interested by mathplotlib which brought me to ipython and then to your video.

Your demo provides a fast look at what ipython does and one has only to remember what seems mandatoty.

Nice job.

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Thanks for the video. I'm new to python and trying to find the best ways to learn the language. IPython looks like a great tool.

62. uhayoayez Tue, 30 Mar 2010 04:48

I am discovering iPython with your videos. I think iPython is awesome! At first, it is a bit difficult because you have to know commands to use it. I did watch the first video many times. There is lots of stuff in it.

It is really cool because iPython is like having a shell with the power of Python.

I think you should mention that usual console edition keys are working in iPython.

If I do %store x > something, I don't know how to load it. May be you should tell.

Thank a lot Jeff. People like you make Python a great community. I hope to see you at Montreal Python. We have a great community here in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

I think I'll probably do a flash presentation of iPython in our next meeting. I'll mention your videos.

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54. anonymous Tue, 29 Dec 2009 02:34

Jeff, I'm looking for an IDE that can help my son learn to program. This looks interesting; I'll give it a shot! Thanks.

53. anonymous Sat, 28 Nov 2009 13:42

a good demonstration - would have taken me at least a couple of extra hours to work out on my own. Thankyou.

52. anonymous Tue, 17 Nov 2009 07:41

muy bueno para los que estamos empezando a conocer esta herramienta tan versatil para programar

51. anonymous Tue, 17 Nov 2009 07:40

muy bueno para los que estamos empezando a conocer esta herramienta tan versatil para programar

50. anonymous Fri, 06 Nov 2009 21:13

good intro... on to #2!

49. anonymous Sun, 27 Sep 2009 23:53

Amazing stuff

This cuts down hours of work involved in finding the right place to start and the right time and the right blah...

Thanks Jeff,

Python makes life easy. At a higher level, comes iPython. And even higher, YOU (<- whatever that meant ;-) )

Thanks again.

48. anonymous Sun, 27 Sep 2009 16:05

Very nice tutorial on iPython, very clear, I like to use it.

I am very new with Python and I discover how powerful this language is.

After more than 10 years developing with Java I am now become a fan or Python.

47. anonymous Mon, 21 Sep 2009 13:21

I'm sold. Thanks!

45. anonymous Wed, 16 Sep 2009 15:21

You inspired me to try ipython :)

44. anonymous Wed, 09 Sep 2009 04:15

Really enjoyed ipython video 1/5...eye opening stuff. e.g. the ability to open the source of a function in a text editor like "edit -x re.match" is awesome...

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