[IPython-dev] How can tell if code is executing within ipython / ipython notebook?
pi at berkeley.edu
Wed May 7 19:25:04 EDT 2014
Shead, Timothy, on 2014-05-07 23:01, wrote:
> I have some code that I’d like to execute only when run from
> within ipython … is there any way to know? I’m already
> importing the required ipython modules in a try … catch block,
> so my code handles the case where IPython isn’t installed, but
> that doesn’t address the case where ipython is installed but
> not in use.
When running ipython, we expose the function `get_ipython` to get
a handle on the current IPython instance. So in an interactive
setting, you could just check for that and catch a name error.
More generally, you can do this:
from IPython import get_ipython
Calling get_ipython() will return None if IPython isn't running,
otherwise it will return an IPython shell object.
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