[IPython-dev] IPython FAQ

Carl Smith carl.input@gmail....
Sat Oct 27 08:41:52 CDT 2012


I only ever read FAQs as a concise intro, for info on something I'm totally
new to. I expect it to include stuff like...

Does it work on Win, Mac and Linux?

What License does it use?

Do I need to know Java?

That's just my take on FAQs. Other people may think otherwise.
On Oct 26, 2012 11:45 PM, "Thomas Kluyver" <takowl@gmail.com> wrote:

> I updated the FAQ recently, updating or removing a lot of out of date
> information.
>
> The answer about readline on macs is still out of date (it refers to
> ipythonrc...). Can someone more familiar with the issue write a concise
> description of the problem and the solution (easy_install readline, as I
> recall)?
>
> http://ipython.org/faq.html#ipython-crashes-under-os-x-when-using-the-arrow-keys
>
> Also, are there other questions that come up often enough to go in the
> FAQ? Since the clean-up, there are just four questions left.
>
> Alternatively, should we ditch the FAQ page and aim to improve the
> relevant parts of the documentation instead? The fact that old information
> had persisted there without prompting puzzled questions suggests that not
> many people were using it anyway.
>
> Thanks,
> Thomas
>
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