## Set the editor used by IPython (default to $EDITOR/vi/notepad). # Default: 'subl'
The default listed above is
subl for me because I use Sublime Text as my default editor. For you, it may be
nano, or any number of text editors. For my particular case, as we will explore later, there is an
%edit magic command in IPython, which lets you …well, edit things. For whatever reason, Sublime Text does not work well with the
%edit command. 4Because of this, I want to set IPython’s editor of choice to something else–
vim, in my case: 5
c.TerminalInteractiveShell.editor = 'vim'
%edit is invoked, a temporary file is created. In Sublime’s case, it immediately executes the code instead of waiting for the save signal to execute it, so there is never a chance of actually editing the file. ↩
5. A thousand apologies if I angered any Emacs wizards. I use Vim here because I know the basics, and watching me try to use Emacs is just an embarrassing spectacle that no one should have to witness.↩