[FRPythoneers] using ipython with virtualenv

Chris Perkins chris at percious.com
Wed Sep 3 15:42:04 MDT 2008

I have run into this problem in the past, and I have found ipython to work
Great in a virtualenv IF you do not have it installed in the global python.
 Try it out.


On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 3:08 PM, Neal McBurnett <neal at bcn.boulder.co.us>wrote:

> Yo, local experts on ipython and virtualenv....
> I used virtualenv to set up some beta packages so I can play with
> them.  Thanks to Chris for turning me on to it:
>  http://www.showmedo.com/videos/video?name=2910000&fromSeriesID=291
> But playing with plain old python is no fun now that I know ipython.
> Unfortunately, the way that virtualenv sets things up (which seems to
> involve a custom version of the python executable) seems to be ignored
> when I run ipython.
> Two web references I've looked at suggest installing ipython inside
> virtualenv:
> http://groups.google.com/group/python-virtualenv/browse_thread/thread/ccf36006369c2013
> That seems sub-optimal - I want to use the normal ubuntu ipython
> package, rather than installing it inside every virtualenv I create.
> I wonder if you all have better advice.
> Cheers,
> Neal McBurnett                 http://mcburnett.org/neal/
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