You already use Python as a scripting language, but did you know it is also increasingly used for scientific computing and data analysis? Interactive programming
is essential in such exploratory tasks and IPython is the perfect tool for that. Once you've learnt it, you won't be able to live without it.
Learning IPython for Interactive Computing and Data Visualization
is a practical, hands-on, example-driven tutorial to considerably improve your productivity during interactive Python sessions, and shows you how to effectively use IPython for interactive computing and data analysis.