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This documentation is for an old version of IPython. You can find docs for newer versions here.

Following the latest source

These are the instructions if you just want to follow the latest ipython source, but you don’t need to do any development for now.

The steps are:

  • Install git
  • get local copy of the git repository from github
  • update local copy from time to time

Get the local copy of the code

From the command line:

git clone git://github.com/ipython/ipython.git

You now have a copy of the code tree in the new ipython directory.

Updating the code

From time to time you may want to pull down the latest code. Do this with:

cd ipython
git pull

The tree in ipython will now have the latest changes from the initial repository.