Every once and a while, when working with Python-code, there comes the point where I think "well, if I could just have a Python-shell at this very point in the code…", be it for debugging or for inspection of objects because I'm to lazy to look up the documentation.
The solution is quite simple. Make sure you have the
ipython-package installed and just place
import IPython IPython.embed()
at the point where you want to have your Python-shell. And there you go, an ipython-shell with the full state of the code at the position of usage.