Category: Python

How to install iPython in Console2 on Windows

Make sure python is referenced in your Path: < my python path >\python.exe (where < my python path > is the directory where you installed python, such as "C:\Python26").

Make sure IPython is installed (from here:

Make sure PyReadline is installed (from here:

In Console2, right-click go to Edit –> Settings… –> Tabs Add new tab with

 Title: iPython
 Icon: < my python path >\DLLs\py.ico
 Shell: cmd.exe /k "< my python path >\Scripts\ -p sh"
 Startup dir: C:\ (or wherever)

Hit ok and in your Console just go to File –> New Tab –> iPython and you’re off and running!

How to install Flask in your Python app

1. Create a directory for your project (e.g. “hello”). 2. In this directory, create a file with this code:

  from flask import Flask
  app = Flask(__name__)

  def hello():
      return "Hello World!"

  if __name__ == "__main__":

3. Download and install latest setuptools for your version of python.
4. Download latest flask, werkzeug, and jinja2, and decompress each in their own directory in your hello project like this:


Note: Make sure the files are decompressed so the is in the root of each folder.

5. In the cmd shell for your hello project, run

  easy_install Flask

6. Then


7. if all is well, you should see

  * Running on

8. Finally, you should see “Hello World!” in your browser at

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