On March 23, Fernando Perez, the creator of IPython, received the Award for the Advancement of Free Software. The award was presented by Richard Stallman, the president of the Free Software Foundation, at a ceremony in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

IPython plays well with Madagascar through the use of the Python interface. A particularly convenient way of using IPython’s interactive capabilities is the web-based notebook interface.

We can expect new enhancements to IPython’s notebook interface from Fernando Perez and his collaborators thanks to a generous grant from the Sloan foundation.