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IPython

A command shell for interactive computing in multiple programming languages
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What is IPython?

It provides a rich architecture for interactive computing with a powerful interactive shell, a kernel for Jupyter. It has a support for interactive data visualization and use of GUI toolkits. Flexible, embeddable interpreters to load into your own projects. Easy to use, high performance tools for parallel computing.
IPython is a tool in the Shells category of a tech stack.

Who uses IPython?

Companies
6 companies reportedly use IPython in their tech stacks, including trivago, WanderlustAI, and Reef.

Developers
76 developers on StackShare have stated that they use IPython.

IPython Integrations

Pros of IPython
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Interactive exploration then save to a script
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Persistent history between sessions
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It's magical are just that
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Help in a keystroke

IPython's Features

  • Interactive
  • Magic
  • embeddable interpreters
  • parallel computing

IPython Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to IPython?
Jupyter
The Jupyter Notebook is a web-based interactive computing platform. The notebook combines live code, equations, narrative text, visualizations, interactive dashboards and other media.
Python
Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
Anaconda
A free and open-source distribution of the Python and R programming languages for scientific computing, that aims to simplify package management and deployment. Package versions are managed by the package management system conda.
PyCharm
PyCharm’s smart code editor provides first-class support for Python, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, TypeScript, CSS, popular template languages and more. Take advantage of language-aware code completion, error detection, and on-the-fly code fixes!
Spyder
It is a powerful scientific environment written in Python, for Python, and designed by and for scientists, engineers and data analysts.
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IPython's Followers
85 developers follow IPython to keep up with related blogs and decisions.