Should iPython Notebook replace Idle

Sayth Renshaw flebber.crue at
Sat Jul 4 04:01:56 CEST 2015

In future releases of Python should ipython Notebooks replace idle as the default tool for new users to learn python?

This would as I see it have many benefits?

1. A nicer more usual web interface for new users.
2. Would allow the python documentation and tutorials to be distributed as ipython notebooks which would allow new users to play and interact with the tutorials as they proceed. No download separate code retyping just edit run and play.
3. Would allow teachers to setup notebooks knowing that all users have the same default environment, no need for setting up virtualenvs etc.
4. Strengthen the learning base and for new python developers as a whole.



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