[Tutor] Python Characteristics.

Michael Langford mlangford.cs03 at gtalumni.org
Wed Jul 9 23:11:26 CEST 2008

To add to Alan:

On Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 2:34 PM, Alan Gauld <alan.gauld at btinternet.com> wrote:
> You can interact with the operating system and file system using
> modules such as os etc. But you can't do it directly as you can
> in bash. But that is because bash has built in capability to execute
> external commands, otherwise bash is an interpreter too, albeit
> with a much more limited syntax and general capability. Bash's
> power is in calling external commands. Python's power is in
> creating commands!

You can *make* it more like a shell (if that's what you're looking
for) by using ipython: http://ipython.scipy.org/

A large percentage of python developers use IPython (the I stands for
interactive, I think).

Michael Langford
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