Hi All,

I am trying to understand exactly what the -pylab option does when I launch ipython -pylab - thought some folks here might know.

For example, after executing

ipython -pylab

I can type either

a = np.array([1.,10.])

OR

b = array([1.,10.])

are these both numpy arrays? And clearly, there has been an "import numpy as np" from the -pylab option.

Also, how is scipy imported? Just "form scipy import *" or something similar to numpy?

I haven't been able to find this info online or in documents yet.

Thanks,

Andre