A Look at iPython for Math Educators

Eric Drechsel
@edrex
eric.pdxhub.org

Outline

python modules

  • pandas
  • numpy
  • scipy

publishing notebooks

What's this iPython thing then?

a suite of tools for interactive computation

notebook server!

In [1]:
 print("foo")
foo

The Notebook

  • Not just Python. Kernels for R, Julia, Ruby, and many more.
  • Markdown, LaTeX, figures
  • collaborate with colleagues
  • a file format for sharing your work

Running it

  • Getting iPython running locally
  • Installation is a pain point, so many groups run a shared instance (Amazon EC2 is an option)

Tour

Eric Drechsel
eric@pdxhub.org
@edrex<br> Slides at http://eric.pdxhub.org/