[IPython-user] Parallel computing capabilities (ipython1) have been merged into IPython trunk

Brian Granger ellisonbg.net@gmail....
Fri Jun 13 10:09:18 CDT 2008

> I am interested to try out the new features.  Has the documentation
> been updated? Is it on the web somewhere or it is distributed with the
> package download? Googling it is not helpful, since I'm not sure which
> version is the latest.

If you get the main ipython branch using Bazaar:

bzr branch lp:ipython

The documentation is in the docs/source directory.  The documentation
is in simple text files as restructured text (a simple markup
language).  If you have Sphinx installed, you can build the html docs
by doing:

$ cd docs
$ make html

Then open the main page in build/html/index.html

Most of the information is there, but some of the docs need to be
updated.  Please let us know if you need help though.


> Thanks.
> On 6/9/08, Brian Granger <ellisonbg.net@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello all,
>>  As many of you know, for the past few years, we have been developing
>>  parallel computing tools for IPython.  In the past, these tools were
>>  developed as a semi-separate project/branch called ipython1.
>>  Recently, we decided to merge all of the stable parts of ipython1 into
>>  the regular IPython trunk.  This was done for a number of reasons:
>>  1.  The parallel computing capabilities are relatively stable and we
>>  wanted to get them into the hands of more people.
>>  2.  This will allow us to be more focused in our development efforts.
>>  Now we just have one code base, one documentation set, etc.
>>  3.  This will simplify things dramatically for our users.  Now there
>>  is just one IPython project/download that gets you everything.
>>  4.  It will clarify the previously confusing situation of having two projects.
>>  If you are interested in these new capabilities, please try them out
>>  and let us know what you think.  One caveat though - the ipython1
>>  documentation has not yet been merged into IPython.  That will happen
>>  in the next day or so.  Meanwhile, please let us know if you have any
>>  questions.
>>  Cheers,
>>  Brian
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