IsisNBP uses an extended Python interactive console, which adds more elaborate interactive editing and history features. This console allows very fast testing, collection and database manipulation, formatting language's commands and more.

The way of starting the interpreter is:

C:\> pymx -i

and the interpreter prints a welcome message stating its version number and available collections before printing the first prompt:

Welcome to ISIS-NBP Cell 0.8.0 Interactive Console
Python 2.5.2 (r252:60911, Oct 22 2008, 16:16:30) 
[GCC 4.3.2]
Use the console to test and inspect the collections.

Type 'collection' to see a dictionary with all available collections.
Type '<Ctrl-D>' or 'exit()' followed by '<enter>' to quit.

The available collections are: sample, javaisis, test, scielo_artigo, scielo_title

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