clp2 at rebertia.com
Wed Jul 1 18:11:45 EDT 2009
On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 11:02 AM, kaffeen<kaffeen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all, just joined this list and am just beginning to learn Python.
> Thanks to everyone for making this a great place to learn and their
> As mentioned, I'm new to Python (but have experience with other programming
> languages/scripting). I have a couple of questions...
> 2) What are the differences between IPython and IDLE, is one better than the
> other, why?
IDLE is a GUI interactive interpreter and IDE that uses the Tk GUI toolkit.
IPython is a command-line interactive interpreter with tab-completion,
advanced command history functions, and other handy extras.
I would say they have completely different purposes. IPython is a
souped-up version of the command-line Python REPL, but doesn't include
a text editor for writing a file of code. It is very good for
experimenting and exploring with though. IDLE is a quite servicable
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