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Auto reload #
My all time favourite IPython magic is the auto reload function. This is an extension that automatically reloads modules before executing a cell. Whenever I’m working on a library, I add these 2 lines at the top of my notebook. This means that whenever I change the library I’m working, without having to restart the kernel. Super convenient for debugging.
For some quick performance testing of benchmarking, you can use the built-in time magics.
There are cell magics to time (
%%time) or benchmark (
%%timeit) the cell. Or you can time (
%time) and (
%timeit) a single line or function call.
Add virtual environment as Jupyter kernel #
One of my habits is to create a custom virtual environment for every code that I’m working on. These are usually called
.venv, and I want to enable these as a kernel in a Jupyter Notebook.
I do this so infrequently that I can never remember the command:
I use the
breakpoint() function added in Python 3.7 all the time when developing code. Before that I was already calling the
IPython.embed module directly, but using a
breakpoint() statement is much more convenient.
Especially, because you can customize the debugger by setting the
PYTHONBREAKPOINT environment variable. The snippet below will open an IPython shell instead of the default
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Sublime keybindings in Jupyter Notebook #
As a daily Sublime Text user, the ctrl-D command to select the next word is burned into my fingers. One of my annoyances with the default install of Jupyter is that ctrl-D deletes the current line. There are different ways to achieve this ways to enable the Sublime keymap in a Jupyter environment. I found this way to be the most reliable.
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