Can python (CPython) and IPython coexist normally on the same computer ?

Chris Rebert clp2 at
Thu Mar 12 01:07:32 CET 2009

On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 4:17 PM, scoop <scoop at> wrote:
> I know I could just try to install it and see, but I've got my
> configuration just right, so I don't want to mess it up (maybe) with
> IPython.
> Also, can someone please point me to some page where I can find
> differences between C and I Python. I'm learning Python using
> "Learning python" (figures :), so I was wondering - what are the
> practical differences between the two ? If I start with IPython, will
> I be able to switch to CPython later, or will I have trouble with that
> ? Does IPython supports standard libraries like numpy and matplotlib ?

ipython is just an improved Python shell (interactive
interpreter/REPL), not an alternate Python implementation. As far as I
know, it is based on CPython and normally requires CPython to operate.


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