IPython Workshop: an introduction to the interactive shell and notebook

Update: food & drink will be provided - come hungry!


Python comes with a built-in interactive shell, which is useful, but fairly limited.  IPython provides a superior shell, with tab-completion of commands in the local namespace, a searchable previous-command history, dynamic object information, and some very useful "magic" commands.  The first part of the presentation will focus on the advantages of using the IPython shell, and how to get the most out of it.

The second part of the presentation will focus on the IPython notebook.  The IPython notebook allows you to create documents combining code, text (including properly typeset mathematical and scientific symbols), and graphics that can easily be shared with colleagues.

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  • a.m.

    Thank you, Kate and Sara for a very informative and helpful meeting.

    November 8

  • Ariel J.

    Sorry I couldn't make it. If there any notes on tonight's meeting I would love to see them.

    1 · November 6

    • Sara S.

      Yes indeed, Kate mentioned that she would be posting her slides - keep an eye on this event page and I'll make sure the link gets edited in.

      1 · November 6

  • Tatiana P.

    Meeting with a client last minute. Hopefully I'm done soon

    1 · November 6

    • Tatiana P.

      Sorry I missed it. But it was a good client meeting :)

      1 · November 6

    • Sara S.

      Sorry you missed it too, but yay good meetings!

      November 6

  • Jess F

    Wish I could make it, have to work tonigh. Have fun with ipython ladies!

    1 · November 6

  • Irma K.

    Everyone in my household, including me, have caught a nasty cold. So sad to miss this! I hope to make the social next week.

    1 · November 6

    • Kate M.

      Oh, too bad! I will put the slides up afterwards though.

      1 · November 6

  • Ashley D.

    I'm sad to miss it - I love ipython notebook!

    1 · October 24

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