[IPython-User] update just ipython within an enthought python distribution on mac

Patrick Marsh patrickmarshwx@gmail....
Tue Aug 7 21:27:07 CDT 2012

If you are using EPD, then the easiest way to update IPython is to just install it with the --user flag.  

python setup.py install --user

This will install the updated IPython library in a separate location (exactly where is OS dependent) that is checked before the standard locations. Thus, the updated IPython library is found first, and used.  When I used the EPD installation, I did this without problem for a year or so…and the best part is, should you ever have a problem you can blow alway the location that --user installs to and revert back to the EPD version.

I should also point out that before I started doing things this way, I used to just install updated IPython into the standard way, overwriting the EPD IPython and never had any problems.


Patrick Marsh
Ph.D. Candidate / Liaison to the HWT
School of Meteorology / University of Oklahoma
Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies
National Severe Storms Laboratory

On Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 6:56 PM, Adam Hughes wrote:

> I think the current EPD free release (7.2) is still using 0.12 versions. If you purchase a basic epd subscirption, it comes with a very useful installer tool that easily allows you to update program versions from a huge repo. This is not available in the free version and you will probably still have to build your IPython package manually, which may be a bit of a hassle.  
> Yes, the official mailing list would be able to assist you mroe.
> On Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 11:22 AM, Thomas Kluyver <takowl@gmail.com (mailto:takowl@gmail.com)> wrote:
> > Hi Brian,
> >  
> > On 7 August 2012 16:07, Brian Blais <bblais@gmail.com (mailto:bblais@gmail.com)> wrote:
> > > is this not the right place to ask this question?
> >  
> >  
> > The best place is the EPD-users mailing list, although you might get
> > an answer here from people familiar with EPD.
> >  
> > https://mail.enthought.com/mailman/listinfo/epd-users
> >  
> > Best wishes,
> > Thomas
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