[SciPy-user] Can't run IPython from SuperPack. ??

Louis Pecora pecora at anvil.nrl.navy.mil
Wed Oct 18 07:17:49 CDT 2006

Fernando Perez wrote:
> Hi Louis,
> On 10/13/06, Louis Pecora <pecora at anvil.nrl.navy.mil> wrote:
>> I installed the full SuperPack from SciPy.  Things seem to work well for
>> pylab and scipy, but I want to use pylab/matplotlib in interactive
>> mode.  The current wisdom is to do that in IPython.  The superpack
>> intalled IPython down in /Lib/Framework/python...blah, blah/site-packages/.
>> But typing ipython, IPython or any variations in the Terminal does
>> nothing.  I don't see ipython in /bin  /usr/local/bin or other places I
>> find python or pythonw executables.
> sorry for the delayed reply...
> I'm not a mac user so I'm not 100% sure why the superpack isn't giving
> you the ipython startup script.  This sounds like a build problem with
> the SP, but fortunately one you can easily remedy manually.
> Just grab
> http://projects.scipy.org/ipython/ipython/browser/ipython/trunk/scripts/ipython?format=raw
> and drop it anywwhere in your $PATH (chmod +x).
> This startup script hasn't changed in years and is deliberately
> trivial, so you should be fine just copying it by hand.
> I hope this helps,
> f

Thanks, Ferdnando.  You are essentially right.  I was told in a NG by 
someone in the know that the superpack installation of IPython is 
broken.  So I will do it from the command line.


Lou Pecora

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