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Python inspection magic functions for ipython

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Python oject inspection for ipython

ipython magic function %pi, print instance

Written and maintained by Luis Montiel <>

%pi, print instance

In [2]: obj_or_dict = {‘akey’: ‘value’, ‘another’: ‘value2’} In [3]: %pi obj_or_dict dict akey = ‘value’ another = ‘value2’

You can pass a pattern and a separator after the object:

In [3]: %pi obj_or_dict anot dict another = ‘value2’

In [4]: %pi obj_or_dict * ‘| ‘ dict akey= ‘value’| another= ‘value2’


pip install poinspection


%load_ext poinspection

To autoload when IPython starts:

  • Create ipython profile config file, or skip if already present

    ipython profile create

    And you will have a default in your IPython directory under profile_default

  • Add/modify this ipython config file

    c.InteractiveShellApp.extensions = [‘poinspection’]


The IPython magic commands work for versions of IPython with the decorators IPython.core.magic.magics_class and IPython.core.magic.line_magic.


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