[IPython-dev] Best way to detect IPython notebook

Thomas Kluyver takowl@gmail....
Thu Feb 20 13:41:56 CST 2014


On 20 February 2014 08:45, TARUN GABA <tarun.gaba7@gmail.com> wrote:

>     if get_ipython().config['KernelApp']['parent_appname'] ==
> 'ipython-notebook':
>

Be aware that:
- This only tells you what started the kernel - you can start a kernel with
the notebook and attach a Qt console to it, and there's no good way to tell
which one has sent a piece of code.
- We want to get rid of that value eventually:
https://github.com/ipython/ipython/pull/4980

As Matthias mentioned, can you tell us a bit more about what it is that
you're trying to do?

Thanks,
Thomas
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