[IPython-dev] rmagic in notebook

Thomas Kluyver takowl at gmail.com
Sun Dec 2 14:14:23 EST 2012

Thanks Satra,

On 2 December 2012 18:50, Satrajit Ghosh <satra at mit.edu> wrote:

> the invalid syntax came from using %R instead of %%R with multiline code -
> we could perhaps improve the error message.

As with lots of error messages, the trick is working out what the user
meant - %R is perfectly valid as a line magic, after all. %R could raise an
error if it gets no arguments, but a SyntaxError like the one you saw will
be raised when we try to parse the cell, which is before line magics get

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