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It was very easy to install ipython and upgrade it to the newest version (2.0) using pip. However, I want to set up ipython3, which uses Python 3, and found it more difficult. I finally installed it using yum, but I can't figure out how to upgrade to the recent version. Any advice? I am not completely proficient with Linux by the way. I read about pip3 being used but couldn't figure out how to use that.

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Should this be in superuser? – Flowers May 15 '14 at 8:02
Where did you find the package? Are you sure it is compatible with you OS, distribution, and version? If this is not an officially supported package for your distribution you may be causing some problematic behavior. – mdpc May 15 '14 at 8:03
No, this is an official package and it works. But it is not up to date. yum install python3-ipython-notebook – Flowers May 15 '14 at 8:05
Well, then you are down to compiling and manually installing it yourself from the sources. Using this process will give you the newer version, however, it will be much more difficult to maintain your system. – mdpc May 15 '14 at 8:06
If the package in your distribution has not been updated to the latest version, it is probably because the updated version has some problems. Unless you wish to compile from sources and maintain it on your own, do not try to update your ipython package through any other means. – darnir May 15 '14 at 9:10

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