[IPython-dev] Apropos for Python

Ville M. Vainio vivainio at gmail.com
Wed Dec 20 01:11:15 CST 2006

On 12/20/06, Gregory Novak <novak at ucolick.org> wrote:

> IPython.ConfigLoader.ultraTB.pydoc.__builtin__._ip.options.pylab
> and
> IPython.ConfigLoader.ultraTB.pydoc.__builtin__._ip.options.opts.pylab
> Is that really where I have to look to find out whether or not IPython
> was started with the pylab option?  That's even more buried than I
> thought it would be.

In interactive shell, it's:


In non-interactive session, it is

import IPython.ipapi
ip = IPython.ipapi.get()
print ip.options.pylab

And thanks for the submission! Still, it would be more convenient as a
magic function... see




on how to do it (it's pretty easy).

BTW, this is a bit similar to %psearch, see "%psearch?".

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