[IPython-dev] IPython, debian, anaconda - LTS strategy

Matthew Brett matthew.brett at gmail.com
Wed Dec 2 04:20:41 EST 2015


On Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 11:11 PM, Frédéric Mantegazza <mantegazza at ill.fr> wrote:
> Hi!
> I was wondering why some of the IPython documentations didn' match what I
> had on my disk: it is because I'm running IPython 2.3, and not IPython
> 3.2; I read too fast the result of apt-cache show :o/
> The question is: why, even in my debian sid (unstable), I only have IPython
> 2.x? Is there a reason for the maintainer not to use the latest stable
> release? It seams that IPython 3.x branch is out for some months, now...
> One solution is to install IPython 3.x from pip. But is it a good idea?
> What about IPython dependencies? I may have to install numpy,
> matplotlib, notebook etc from pip too, and this may lead me too far for an
> application which has to be very stable (don't want to redo all the work
> debian maitainers do!).
> Another solution is to use Anaconda. But I don't know how stable this
> 'distro', and how it will evolve in the future. For example, they package
> IPython 4, which does not seem to be stable yet... Don't know if it is
> easy to install third-party python packages in this environment.

I recently wrote up the procedure I use on Linux (although I more
often use OSX):




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