how to develop code using a mix of an existing python-program and console-commands

Jean Dubois jeandubois314 at
Thu Dec 19 04:16:52 CET 2013

Op woensdag 18 december 2013 21:28:05 UTC+1 schreef Jerry Hill:
> On Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 3:17 PM, Jean Dubois <jeandubois314 at> wrote:
> > I have a python-program which I want to perform its task first, then
> > switch to
> > the python console to experiment with further commands, using what was
> > already
> > defined in the python-program.
> > I want this as an alternative for what I do now (but which is not very
> > efficient):
> > I start the python-console and then manually copy-paste line per line from
> > the program in the console, then try out possible continuation commands,
> > if however something goes wrong I have to redo the whole process.
> On the command line, python itself can take command line options,
> including one that does exactly what you're looking for.
> python -i
> That command will run to its end, then drop you into the
> interactive interpreter with the environment intact from running the
> script.
Thank you very much Jerry, this is exactly what I needed

kind regards,

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