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IPython – A Configurable Interactive Python Shell

Python is a popular interpretive object-orientated programming language that has been around since the early 1990s and comes with its own command line shell. To make Python more productive for himself, Fernando Perez, currently a research scientist at U.C. Berkeley, created an enhanced version of the standard interactive Python shell which he called IPython. IPython evolved from a number of then existing projects: An existing project by Fernando PĂ©rez to add Mathematica-like prompts and a flexible configuration system to the standard Python interactive interpreter. An enhanced interactive Python prompt by Janko Hauser, called IPP, which maintained a prompt history which