In this chapter, let us understand how to get started with QtConsole. This chapter will give you an overview about this software and explains its installation steps.
The Qt console is a GUI application similar to IPython terminal. However, it provides a number of enhancements which are not available in text based IPython terminal. The enhance features are inline figures, multi-line editing with syntax highlighting, graphical calltips, etc. The Qt console can use any Jupyter kernel, default being IPython kernel.
Jupyter QtConsole is a part of Project Jupyter. Anaconda distribution is already having QTconsole application in it. In order to install it individually, use pip command as shown below −
pip3 install qtconsole
You can also use the conda command for this purpose −
conda install qtconsole
You can start Jupyter console from Anaconda navigator. To start it from the command line, you should use the following command, either from the Windows command prompt or Anaconda prompt −
You get a terminal similar to IPython terminal with first In prompt. You can now execute any Python expression exactly like we do in IPython terminal or Jupyter notebook