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NumPy 1.5 by Ivan Idris

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IPython—an interactive shell

Scientists and engineers are used to experimenting. IPython was created by scientists with experimentation in mind. The interactive environment that IPython provides is viewed by many as a direct answer to Matlab, Mathematica, and Maple. You can find more information, including installation instructions, at: http://ipython.org/

IPython is free, open source, and available for Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, and Windows. The IPython authors only request that you cite IPython in scientific work where IPython was used. Here is the list of features of IPython:

  • Tab completion
  • History mechanism
  • Inline editing
  • Ability to call external Python scripts with %run
  • Access to system commands
  • Pylab switch
  • Access to Python debugger and profiler

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