Notes by Dan Peirce B.Sc. (reformated from my pages at danpeirce.net46.net/dokuwiki/
I have just started to explore this. In the examples given below IPython is run on a headless Raspberry Pi. TightVNCServer is used to export the Raspberry Pi desktop and a TightVNC Client is run on a Windows XP computer to operate the Raspberry Pi. This gives on access to IPython without having to install it on a PC. Also, any PC on the LAN could access the Raspberry Pi.
IPython can also be used on other platforms. More general info at ipython_notes
(Starting IPython from the command line to run in a Qt Console)
The following typed at the bash command line will invoke IPython in Qtconsole with Pylab and all figures will be inline:
ipython qtconsole --pylab=inline
The image shows part of the Raspberry Pi desktop in a ssvnc session on a netbook running Debian Linux.
By default no Gui editor is set for the ipython qtconsole. That means the magic command %edit will not work. To fix this I needed to go to the correct directory in my home folder and create a file called ipython_qtconsole_config.py
c=get_config() c.IPythonWidget.editor = 'leafpad'
Info came from http://wiki.ipython.org/Cookbook/Moving_config_to_IPython_0.11 except he set it up for emacs. I used leafpad (pre installed on Raspberry Pi).