IPython and Panda

Would it be possible to merge IPython with Panda?? Some of the advanced features of IPython would be great like changing directories inside the interpreter.

Success!! IPython can be built from source to work with Panda. However, your mileage may vary. I happen to have both Python 2.3 and 2.4 installed and when I built IPython, it put everything inside of my Python 2.3 installation. But when I copied the IPython directory from the site-packages directory from Python 2.3 to Panda’s Python site-packages directory, it worked anyway. The external packages needed for color won’t work unless you built Panda with Python 2.3+ because ctypes won’t build without Python 2.3. IPython requires ctypes-0.9.1+ to run and you need ctypes to build readlines correctly. This was all done under WinXP/Panda 1.0.4. I would imagine it work under Linux too, but more on that later.