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Sep 14, 2005, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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" Python, an interpretive programming language that combines elegant code with a powerful object-oriented approach and many modules, has been around since the early 1990s. To make Python more productive, Fernando Perez in 2001 began working on IPython, an enhanced interactive Python shell with improvements such as history caching, profiles, object information, and session logging, as a replacement for the default interpreter.

"IPython is an evolutionary step for interactive Python. Some features are small timesavers and ease-of-use techniques, like automatic parenthesizing and tab completion. Others add capabilities beyond the default interpreter, such as profiles and editor use from within..."

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