How To Install ipengine3 on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install ipengine3 on CentOS 8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update ipengine3 as well.

One-liner Install Command

If you are only interested in the installation command, here is a quick answer for you:

sudo yum makecache && sudo yum -y install ipython3
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install ipython3

But if you are interested in the details with step-by-step instructions, the following information will be helpful.

What is ipengine3 and How to Install It?

First things first, you will need access to a server or computer running CentOS 8. This guide was written specifically with a server running CentOS 8 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install ipengine3 on CentOS 8. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install ipengine3 on CentOS 8 using dnf

First, update dnf packages database with dnf by running the next command:

sudo dnf makecache --refresh

After updating database, You can install ipengine3 using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install ipython3

Install ipengine3 on CentOS 8 using yum

Because ipengine3 is available in CentOS 8’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the yum packaging system.

To begin, update local packages database with yum using the following command.

sudo yum makecache --refresh

Now can install ipengine3 package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install ipython3

How to upgrade (update) a single package ipengine3 using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like ipengine3 in this example you should use the following command:

yum update ipython3

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade ipython3

How to Upgrade ipengine3 on CentOS 8 with dnf?

When you run the dnf update, all system packages with available updates are updated. However, if you want to upgrade a single package, then you would have to pass the package name as the argument to the dnf update command.

dnf update ipython3

How To remove ipengine3 from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the ipengine3 package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove ipython3

Extra info and code examples

IPython can be used as a replacement for the standard Python shell, or it can be used as a complete working environment for scientific computing (like Matlab or Mathematica) when paired with the standard Python scientific and numerical tools. It supports dynamic object introspections, numbered input/output prompts, a macro system, session logging, session restoring, complete system shell access, verbose and colored traceback reports, auto-parentheses, auto-quoting, and is embeddable in other Python programs. This package contains the Python 3 variant of ipython terminal shell. For the qt console install ipython3-qtconsole and for the html notebook install ipython3-notebook.


You now have a full guide on how to install ipengine3 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the ipengine3 from CentOS 8.

See also:

How To Install ipengine3 on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install ipengine3 on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install ipengine3 on Fedora 34

How To Install ipengine3 on CentOS 8

How To Install ipengine3 on Kali Linux

How To Install ipengine3 on Debian 11