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IPython vs Fish Shell: What are the differences?

IPython: A command shell for interactive computing in multiple programming languages. It provides a rich architecture for interactive computing with a powerful interactive shell, a kernel for Jupyter. It has a support for interactive data visualization and use of GUI toolkits Flexible, embeddable interpreters to load into your own projects. Easy to use, high performance tools for parallel computing. ; Fish Shell: A command line shell intended mostly for interactive use. It is a useful utility filled shell which makes command line operations quicker with customized functions, easy to append path variable command, command history and more right out of the box.

IPython and Fish Shell can be categorized as "Shells" tools.

Some of the features offered by IPython are:

  • Interactive
  • Magic
  • embeddable interpreters

On the other hand, Fish Shell provides the following key features:

  • Autosuggestions
  • Scripting
  • VGA Color

Fish Shell is an open source tool with 14K GitHub stars and 1.21K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Fish Shell's open source repository on GitHub.

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    What is Fish Shell?

    It is a useful utility filled shell which makes command line operations quicker with customized functions, easy to append path variable command, command history and more right out of the box.

    What is IPython?

    It provides a rich architecture for interactive computing with a powerful interactive shell, a kernel for Jupyter. It has a support for interactive data visualization and use of GUI toolkits. Flexible, embeddable interpreters to load into your own projects. Easy to use, high performance tools for parallel computing.

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