To use the interpreter, you’ll need corpkit installed. To use all features of the interpreter, you will also need readline and IPython.


With corpkit installed, you can start the interpreter in a couple of ways:

$ corpkit
# or
$ python -m corpkit.env

You can start it from a Python session, too:

>>> from corpkit import env
>>> env()

The prompt

When using the interpreter, the prompt (the text to the left of where you type your command) displays the directory you are in (with an asterisk if it does not appear to be a corpkit project) and the currently active corpus, if any:


When you see it, corpkit is ready to accept commands!