[Ironpython-users] IronPython in IPython notebook/console

Shahrokh Mortazavi smortaz at exchange.microsoft.com
Sat Apr 19 19:13:37 CEST 2014

?this is great to see!  congrats!

From: Ironpython-users <ironpython-users-bounces+smortaz=microsoft.com at python.org> on behalf of Doug Blank <doug.blank at gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, April 19, 2014 3:58 AM
To: ironpython-users at python.org
Subject: [Ironpython-users] IronPython in IPython notebook/console

If you haven't used IPython in a while, you might be surprised to find that it can use a web browser as an IDE. They have separated out the frontends of their interfaces (console, qtconsole, and notebook) from their backend (called a kernel). We've written a kernel that allows our Calico system to use any of our languages (including IronPython) through their frontends.

(This doesn't use the IPython Python codebase... we have written our own interface in C#, which might be generally useful for IronPython.)

You can get a feel for how this works is by checking out some of our notebooks:


We don't have the nice pipeline provided by numpy and matplotlib, but we are developing our own set of tools; see for example:


and easily getting camera images:


We have full support for IPython 2.0 (just released) including the new widgets. You can find out more information, and install directions here:


If anyone has suggestions or ideas, please let us know!

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