IPython (Interactive Shell)

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1 - About

iPython is an interactive python shell

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3 - Diff with Python Shell

  • the input prompt is In [N]: instead of >>> to manage command history input and output
  • code should be syntax-highlighted as you type.

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4 - Quick Ref

command description
? Introduction and overview of IPython’s features.
%quickref Quick reference
help Python’s own help system.
object? Details about ‘object’, use ‘object??’ for extra details.
esc + enter end statement
Ctrl-o new line
object_name.<TAB> Tab completion to view the object’s attributes data = ['Number of users', 123456] data.TAB

5 - Documentation / Reference

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