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Interactive IPython window under PyPy

Jan 2, 2014 at 11:41 AM
Edited Jan 2, 2014 at 11:43 AM
Is it possible to run a PTVS interactive IPython window under PyPy?

I can run a free-standing IPython console under PyPy,
but I can't run a PTVS interactive IPython window under PyPy.

Here is what I have tried:
  1. Download from
  2. Unzip to C:\pypy-2.2.1-win32
  3. Install IPyhton using the commands
    C:\pypy-2.2.1-win32\bin\easy_install pyzmq
    C:\pypy-2.2.1-win32\bin\easy_install ipython
  4. Start IPython using the command
Now I had an IPython console running under PyPy,
Everything seemed to work as it should.
Next I did the following:
  1. Start MSVS 2010 with PTVS 2.0
  2. Create a Python Environment for PyPy (Path = "C:\pypy-2.2.1-win32\pypy.exe", Library Path = "C:\pypy-2.2.1-win32\lib-python\2.7")
  3. Select "IPython w/o PyLab" as the interactive mode for the PyPy environment.
  4. Launch the interactive window for PyPy.
Then the interactive window crashed after the first command.
Here is a transcript:
Python interactive window.  Type $help for a list of commands.
>>> a = 0
The Python REPL process has exited
Fatal Python error: PyThreadState_Get: no current thread

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
Please contact the application's support team for more information.