Install options for IPython on Windows include:
- Best for most: native Windows Python 3 64-bit install
- Better for some: from Anaconda Python in Windows Subsystem for Linux
- OK if needed: on Cygwin, as described below
IPython is best with Python 3. IPython for Python 2.7 stopped development in early 2017.
Install prereqs from Windows Command Prompt:
setup-x86_64 -P python3-pip python3-zmq python3-ipython
Then from Cygwin Terminal:
python3 -m pip install jupyter
Start Ipython Notefrom from Cygwin:
jupyter notebook --no-browser
Copy the URL printed to your Windows web browser to use Cygwin Jupyter notebook.