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A Forth kernel for IPython (Fork of

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Forth kernel for the Jupyter / IPython notebook. Requires IPython 3.x (master at the time of writing).


  1. Install Gforth. Make sure it is accessible via the commandline/terminal (gforth --version).
  2. Run pip install iforth

Development Installation

Clone this repository and do an editable pip install in this repository's folder:

pip install -e .
jupyter kernelspec install ./kernelspec --user   

Note: jupyter kernelspec install is required here, because unlike in normal install, the kernel does NOT automatically show in jupyter kernelspec list.


  • Run jupyter notebook (or ipython notebook, whichever you prefer).
  • In a new or existing notebook, use the kernel selector (located at the top right of the notebook) to select IForth.

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