Welcome to IPython. Our documentation can be found in the docs/source
subdirectory. We also have
Dependencies and supported Python versions
For full details, see the installation section of the manual. The basic parts of IPython only need the Python standard library, but much of its more advanced functionality requires extra packages.
Officially, IPython requires Python version 2.5 or 2.6. We have not yet started to port IPython to Python 3.0.
IPython 0.10 has only been well tested with Python 2.5 and 2.6. Parts of it may work with Python 2.4, but we do not officially support Python 2.4 anymore. If you need to use 2.4, you can still run IPython 0.9.
IPython 0.10 works with jython 2.5 on Linux/BSD/MacOS/etc with trivial changes available at https://github.com/graphaelli/ijython.