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Jupyter Qt Console

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A rich Qt-based console for working with Jupyter kernels, supporting rich media output, session export, and more.

The Qt console is a very lightweight application that largely feels like a terminal, but provides a number of enhancements only possible in a GUI, such as inline figures, proper multiline editing with syntax highlighting, graphical calltips, and more.


Install Qt console

The Qt console requires Qt, such as PyQt5, PyQt4, or PySide.

Although pip and conda may be used to install the Qt console, conda is simpler to use since it automatically installs PyQt. Alternatively, the Qt console installation with pip needs additional steps since pip cannot install the Qt requirement.

Install using conda

To install:

conda install qtconsole

Note: If the Qt console is installed using conda, it will automatically install the Qt requirement as well.

Install using pip

To install:

pip install qtconsole

Note: Make sure that Qt is installed. Unfortunately, Qt cannot be installed using pip. The next section gives instructions on installing Qt.

Installing Qt (if needed)

We recommend installing PyQt with conda:

conda install pyqt

or with a system package manager. For Windows, PyQt binary packages may be used.

Note: Additional information about using a system package manager may be found in the qtconsole documentation.

More installation instructions for PyQT can be found in the PyQt5 documentation and PyQt4 documentation

Source packages for Windows/Linux/MacOS can be found here: PyQt5 and PyQt4.


To run the Qt console:

jupyter qtconsole