Help Command Question

Jean-Michel Pichavant jeanmichel at
Wed Jul 29 16:27:00 CEST 2015

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> From: "ltc hotspot" <ltc.hotspot at>
> To: "python-list at" <Python-list at>
> Sent: Tuesday, 28 July, 2015 6:59:13 PM
> Subject: Help Command Question

> Hi Everyone,

> I'm trying to print a command of list options by using the help
> command in the iPython interpreter. Read captured copy of the
> printout as follows:

> 'Python 2.7.10 |Anaconda 2.3.0 (64-bit)| (default, May 28 2015,
> 16:44:52) [MSC v.
> 1500 64 bit (AMD64)]
> Type "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.

> IPython 3.2.0 -- An enhanced Interactive Python.
> Anaconda is brought to you by Continuum Analytics.
> Please check out: and

> In [1]: help list
> File "<ipython-input-1-823a3ff84bc4>", line 1
> help list
> ^
> SyntaxError: invalid syntax.'

> Question: What is the correct help command?

> Regards,

> Hal

These are very basic questions for which you can find the answer with google. Did you check the ipython documentation ?


> help(list)


> list?

are what you're looking for.



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