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

John Machin sjmachin at
Thu Mar 12 02:51:19 CET 2009

On Mar 12, 11:57 am, scoop <sc... at> wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Mar 2009 17:20:09 -0700 (PDT), John Machin
> <sjmac... at> wrote:
> >Do you mean this IPython:
> >
> >or do you mean Iron Python:
> >
> >IPython is a front-end for the CPython interpretor, as is IDLE, etc.
> >"differences", "switch to" and "supports standard libraries" are
> >rather meaningless questions.
> >Iron Python is an alternative implementation of a Python interpreter,
> >whose target is the .NET/Mono platform. It supports standard libraries
> >written in Python. I believe there is a project called Ironclad whose
> >aim is to be able to use libraries written in C/C++ (like numpy) but
> >this is not available yet.
> Oh, sorry. I didn't know Ipython existed, so I (rather foolishly)
> abbreviated Iron Python into IPython.
> So generally, yes, my questions were aimed at Iron python. So what
> you're saying is there are still some complications about using numpy
> and matplotlib in Iron ?

It seems that your googler is broken. While you are waiting for
someone to fix it for you, browse this:
and search the rather long page for "Numpy" (without the quotes).

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