[Python.NET] Invoking IPython programmatically

Frank Smith frankiansmith at gmail.com
Sat Feb 19 23:06:42 CET 2011

The requirement I have is the ability to work with the .net side of my application interactively with Python. I really like the various autocomplete features of ipython, which is why I decided to go that way.

I finally figured out how to invoke ipython programmatically, using one of the Python environment variables, PYTHONSTARTUP, I believe. I'm on vacation at the moment so I don't have all of the details handy, but when I get back I will post them. 

Barton, can you please elaborate on why you think I should stay far away from ipython? If there are significant issues, I would be very interested in learning about them.


Sent from my iPad

On 2011-02-19, at 4:16 PM, Barton <barton at BCDesignsWell.com> wrote:

> Hello, Frank,
> I was just going through the archives - don't know why this wasn't delivered to my email:
> I routinely mix Python/wxPython/etc. with .NET via PythonDotNet without the need for IPy.
> Is there some special need that you have for IPy or have you jumped to the conclusion that it is required?
> Unless you have some special need to make IPy part of your application, please stay far, far away from it (you'll thank yourself later).
> Please feel free to continue the discussion on the list - I'm replying directly because I am unable to site your original mail.
> Thanks,
> Barton

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