How to Run a Script with Arguments in IPython?

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You can run a Python script with arguments in IPython by using the %run command followed by the script file name and any arguments that you want to pass to the script.

For example, suppose you have a script file named that takes two arguments: a string and an integer. You can run the script with IPython using the following command:

%run "hello world" 42

This command will run the script with the arguments "hello world" and 42. Note that the arguments should be separated by spaces.

Within the script, you can access the command line arguments using the sys.argv list. sys.argv is a list in Python, which contains the command-line arguments passed to the script. The first item in the list (sys.argv[0]) is the script name, and the following items (sys.argv[1:]) are the arguments passed to the script.

Here is an example of how to access the command-line arguments within the script:

import sys

arg1 = sys.argv[1]
arg2 = int(sys.argv[2])

print("Argument 1:", arg1)
print("Argument 2:", arg2)


Argument 1: hello world
Argument 2: 42

In this example, the sys.argv list is used to access the command-line arguments passed to the script. The first argument (sys.argv[1]) is stored in the arg1 variable as a string, and the second argument (sys.argv[2]) is converted to an integer and stored in the arg2 variable. Finally, the values of arg1 and arg2 are printed to the console.

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