[IPython-dev] local ipython install from github

Ralf Hemmecke hemmecke at gmail.com
Fri Jun 1 04:19:37 EDT 2012

On 06/01/2012 09:41 AM, Johann Cohen-Tanugi wrote:
> Hi, there has been some blogs in the past helping peope use ipython with
> virtualenv : see for instance
> http://igotgenes.blogspot.fr/2010/01/interactive-sandboxes-using-ipython.html

Since I am neither an expert with python nor with virtualenv, I had 
another approach than what seems to be written in the above cited blog.

There python is installed system wide and ipython is installed on top of 
that. Then virtualenv is installed to separate environments.

In my setup, I install virtualenv and let my PATH point to the programs 
installed in the respective directory. Only then I install IPython. So 
my believe is that I python actually never sees the system python since 
$HOME/software/python comes first in the PATH. It would surprise me if 
ipython and virtualenv would not work nicely together in such a setup. 
But, of course, I don't know for sure. So I'm quite interested how other 
people see this.

My setup is perhaps not appropriate for any python development, but 
would be good enough for me.
Any opinions welcome.


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