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How to Download IPython the Popular Python Shell [ID:006] (2/4)

in series: Python Development with IPython

video tutorial by Ian Ozsvald, added 03/07

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9. maccosmeticswholesaleoutlet lady gaga collection c 1 Thu, 05 Aug 2010 13:42

I just found your site while looking for an ipython download site. I had no idea there were additional required support packages so I expect you've saved me quite a bit of fumbling around. Thanks. Great idea for a site.

8. anonymous Wed, 14 Oct 2009 13:42

great tutorial

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6. anonymous Thu, 30 Jul 2009 12:37

hi ian, gav here, hope you're going well.. installing iPython at the moment... seems like this vid is out of date... e.g. python 2.6 includes ctypes and 3.0 doesn't support ipython at all yet?

5. anonymous Wed, 03 Jun 2009 01:03

Verey good

Thanks you Ian. I used the exe and also extracted the zip of the same version, which resulted in a map with a different name. But herein at least was the, which was missing in the exe install. However, I sent an email to ipython.scipy. Maybe the problem is as trivial as that Windows Me cannot get a GUI of ipython? I am curious. Again, thank you.

Hi Col. I can't say I've ever had any trouble installing ipython over the years, I'm guessing you've just used the .exe from here?

I'd suggest you go visit the IPython forums, Fernando and team and very helpful, they'll know much more about any installation oddities than I will.



Hi Ian. I cannot make ipython workable. Downloaded, installed, installed required programs, tried easyinstall. Made the path contents right. The only thing I managed to do, was seeing in the python scripts map a file ipthon, renamed this to et voila, I can run a dos version. Could you be so nice as to put the necessary steps in plain high level human language? Or have I missed the whole issue. Thanks!

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