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True division in IPython

As Python transitions from version 2 to version 3, the meaning of the division operator on integers is changing:

Python 2.x Python 3.x
$ python2.7
Python 2.7.2+ (...)
...
>>> 1/2
0
$ python3.2
Python 3.2.2 (...)
...
>>> 1/2
0.5

In this post, we’ll discuss how to configure the behavior of the division operator in Python 2.7 and IPython to behave like the Python 3.x counterpart.

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