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Hi

I'm trying to install iPython on Windows 7/XP

http://ipython.org/download.html

I have tried it on two machines. I have encountered two problems:

(1) When installing on a computer with Python 3.2 the installation fails at the last step.
(2) On a computer with Python 2.7, the installation seems to work but when I write iPython at the dos prompt I'm told that iPython does not exist. Nothing appears in the start menu so how to start iPython?

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1. Try to start ipython from the directory where you installed it:

   cd to the ipython directory and then try starting by entering ipython again

2. If you are on a 64 Bit System you will have no luck with the ipython Windows installer try installing via easy install instead

3. You might want to consider using  http://sourceforge.net/projects/console/ instead of the standard windows cmd

Check http://ipython.org/ipython-doc/stable/install/install.html#windows for additional installation tips or post back here
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HI defc0n1

how do I install using "easy install"?
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