Strange Output after IPython Install #836

meawoppl opened this Issue Oct 4, 2011 · 2 comments


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meawoppl commented Oct 4, 2011

I pulled down the most recent iPython git. Freshly installed setuptools, and the installer produced the following output after installing the read-line module:

SyntaxError: ('invalid syntax', ('c:\python27\lib\site-packages\\share\doc\ipython\examples\newparallel\', 19, 1, '%load_ext parallelmagic\n'))

SyntaxError: ('invalid syntax', ('c:\python27\lib\site-packages\\share\doc\ipython\examples\newparallel\rmt\', 77, 1, '%timeit -r1 -n1 serial_diffs(serial_nmats, serial_matsize)\n'))

Not at all sure what is going on, and I am very new to windows. Are the python magic functions not being caught here somehow? When invoking ipython at the command line, it seems to hang, and aborting with ^C crashes Cygwin!

Running 'python install' fixes the problem. Is this some sort of strange packaging edge case?


I'm guessing those files should have an .ipy extension, rather than .py. I don't know why the installer is trying to compile them, though.

fperez commented Oct 6, 2011

Yup, we should fix it by changing those file extensions. Done now, pushed.

@fperez fperez closed this in 651e49e Oct 6, 2011
@mattvonrocketstein mattvonrocketstein pushed a commit to mattvonrocketstein/ipython that referenced this issue Nov 3, 2014
@fperez fperez Rename to have .ipy extension examples that use ipython special syntax.
Closes gh-836.
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