A distribution such as Anaconda make it easy to run iPython notebook without thinking of dependencies.

I aslo have Miniconda wish i run iPython notebook/Spyder for python 3.4 from.
Anaconda is closed enviroment so it would not affect orginal installed Python.
My main version that i use most is still Python 2.7
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Edited 2 Years Ago by snippsat

The main drawback of ipython's notebook is its limited editing capabilities. A web browser is far from being as responsive as an IDE and most code editing features are missing.

The IPython Notebook seems to be made for scientific presentations and reports.
To show off things like numpy, matplotlib.pyplot, pylab, seaborn and guiqwt.pyplot. You can tweak your code and see the result in real time.

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