Python interpreter

A full Python interpreter install is embedded within Boundless Desktop. Desktop does not use any Python interpreter or modules that you have installed on your system.

To manage packages available to the embedded Python install, open the included Command Shell application (as an administrator) and use pip:

pip --help

Please see pip documentation for more details.

Pre-installed Packages

The IPython and Jupyter packages are installed with Desktop. This allows for easy installation of the IPyConsole plugin for QGIS, an excellent additional console to QGIS’s embedded Python console.

Know issues

IPython and Jupyter consoles on Windows

When using the Command Shell application, the following commands will produce errors:

  • ipython
  • jupyter-console

Alternatively, until a fix is provided, you can run these commands:

  • ipython --simple-prompt
  • jupyter-qtconsole (when run from a graphical user interface login)