I use my ipython terminal daily. It's my go to way of running python most of the time. After you use it for a little bit you will probably want to setup a bit of your own configuration.
Activate your virtual environment of choice and pip install it. Any time you are running your project in a virtual environment, you will need to install ipython inside it to access those packages from ipython.
pip install ipython
You are using a virtual environment right? Virtual environments like venv or conda can save you a ton of pain down the road.
When you install ipython you start out with no config at all. Runnign
ipython profile create will start a new profile called
profile_default that contains
all of the default configuration.
ipython profile create
This command will create a directory
You can run multiple configurations by naming them with
ipython profile create [profile_name] This command will create a directory
ipython profile create my_profile ipython --profile=my-profile
Inside the profile there will be a startup directory
~/.ipython/profile_default/startup. Ipython will execute each of the files
in this directory on startup. This is particularly handy to create custom
prompts, search, or import packages automatically for certian profiles.
This post creates a custom ipython prompt by creating a
There are tons of options that are in the
ipython_config.py file. My
favorite is to automatically enable my favorite magic command autoreload.
c.InteractiveShellApp.extensions = ['autoreload' c.InteractiveShellApp.exec_lines = '%autoreload 2'] c.InteractiveShellApp.exec_lines.append('print("Warning: disable autoreload in ipython_config.py to improve performance.")')
This article covers how I setup automatic imports in ipython