IPython 0.7.3 is out

by Jeremy Jones

There are some really cool new features in 0.7.3 such as custom tab completers, better alias support, job control... Here is a list of new features. And downloads are here.

For anyone unfamiliar with IPython, check out the home page. The nutshell description of IPython (from the IPython site) is



  • An enhanced Python shell designed for efficient interactive work. It includes many enhancements over the default Python shell, including the ability for controlling interactively all major GUI toolkits in a non-blocking manner.


  • A library to build customized interactive environments using Python as the basic language (but with the possibility of having extended or alternate syntaxes).


  • A system for interactive distributed and parallel computing (this is part of IPython's new development).