[IPython-dev] Easy Installation

Fernando Perez fperez.net@gmail....
Sun Jun 10 20:06:41 CDT 2012


On Sun, Jun 10, 2012 at 6:03 PM, Thomas Kluyver <takowl@gmail.com> wrote:
> At the risk of taking this off topic, is it worth having a magic
> command to do this?
>
> I think it's a significant shortcoming of Python that the normal way
> of installing a package requires a separate shell, outside the
> interpreter. In R, the default way to install a package is the
> install.package function, so new users don't need to bother with using
> a system command line as well.

Well, it was precisely seeing Jonathan Taylor install packages in R
recently that led me to making more or less that suggestion a few days
ago, but I think several people said we should stay away from any the
package management minefield...


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