What worked for me; short and simple:
1) Install iPython
- sudo easy_install ipython
2) Download the file/egg for Mac OSX readline, and place in path, then edit easy_install.pth
- Download: http://ipython.scipy.org/dist/readline-2.5.1-py2.5-macosx-10.5-i386.egg
- cp ~/Downloads/readline-2.5.1-py2.5-macosx-10.5-i386.egg .
- sudo vim easy-install.pth
- While editing the file add: ./readline-2.5.1-py2.5-macosx-10.5-i386.egg
3) Run iPython and test.
I came across this site, Show Me Do. I must say I am quite impressed. There are a ton of instructional videos or screen-casts on the website, a lot of which cover topics I am very interested in, Python!
The first one I noticed had a kid who was showing how he used a programming environment called Rur-Ple to write and execute his very own program. That is great to see young kids very interested in tools like these. I remember when I was a kid and wrote BASIC program and saved them to a cassette tape. It seemed to take forever to write or read too the tape.
As I began pouring over the videos, I noted some were introductions into Python, IPython, or PyDB. While I use these tools, I am always willing to learn a new trick here or there that I haven’t uncovered yet.
So here is my assessment of the videos I watched, and following a list of videos I haven’t watched yet.