This documentation covers IPython versions 6.0 and higher. Beginning with version 6.0, IPython stopped supporting compatibility with Python versions lower than 3.3 including all versions of Python 2.7.
If you are looking for an IPython version compatible with Python 2.7, please use the IPython 5.x LTS release and refer to its documentation (LTS is the long term support release).
Utilities for version comparison
It is a bit ridiculous that we need these.
- IPython.utils.version.check_version(v, check)¶
check version string v >= check
If dev/prerelease tags result in TypeError for string-number comparison, it is assumed that the dependency is satisfied. Users on dev branches are responsible for keeping their own packages up to date.