If you are a Python hacker, most likely you will be using a virtualenv for your development environment, you are probably an iPython user. Unluckily, IPython doesn't pick the virtualenv paths by default and you will have to tweak it a little bit to make it work. Basically, this a slightly tweaked version of this article but tailored for the recent version of IPython
You simply need to drop this snippet of code into the iPython configuration directory as illustrated below so that IPython can add the virtualenv paths.
import site from os import environ from os.path import join from sys import version_info if 'VIRTUAL_ENV' in environ: virtual_env = join(environ.get('VIRTUAL_ENV'), 'lib', 'python%d.%d' % version_info[:2], 'site-packages') site.addsitedir(virtual_env) print 'Using Virtualenv =>', virtual_env del virtual_env del site, environ, join, version_info
Drop that snippet into a file named
ipython_config.py in the following path if you are using Mac OS X or Linux (tested on Ubuntu natty):