Pressing dot and show sub command in IPython

Steve D'Aprano steve+python at
Tue Apr 18 12:36:32 EDT 2017

On Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:37 am, breamoreboy at wrote:

> On Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 2:17:12 PM UTC+1, David Shi wrote:
>> Hi, Matt,
>> How to make IPython work more interactively?
>> As I remember, pressing dot and sub command shows up suggestively in
>> IPython. But, now, after re-installing IPython notebook, it does not do
>> so any more. Looking forward to hearing from you.
>> Regards.
>> David
> Hi Matt, can you please show David how to use a search engine.  Thanks in
> anticipation.

Matt isn't here right now. Mark, why don't you use a search engine to help
solve the problem? Then you'll win brownie points for being helpful and
friendly instead of unhelpful and hostile.

David, you could try reading some of these:

If you still need help, you will need to explain the problem in a lot more

“Cheer up,” they said, “things could be worse.” So I cheered up, and sure
enough, things got worse.

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