IDLE Python GUI
altis at semi-retired.com
Sat Jan 25 20:08:09 CET 2003
Assuming that you have wxPython installed (the latest version is 188.8.131.52)
then the PyCrust package is located in the following wxPython directory.
You'll want to run PyCrustApp.py (shell and namespace viewer) or just
PyShellApp.py (just a shell)
On Windows, the wxPython installer makes shortcuts to both of these apps,
but I don't think that exists for Linux, which I think you said was the
platform you're running.
"Norm" <norm at norm.com> wrote in message
news:3e32db24_4 at corp.newsgroups.com...
> Hey ...er... how do you download pycrust? I was led to some CVS and a
> of files. I did get xwPython from Min.edu, but the actual PyCrust is
> confusing me.
> "Kevin Altis" <altis at semi-retired.com> wrote in message
> news:fcAY9.37$Sf4.29148 at news.uswest.net...
> > "Norm" <norm at norm.com> wrote in message
> > news:3e32a1a6_4 at corp.newsgroups.com...
> > > I'm really just getting started in Python with the goal of improving
> > > Linux networking administration.
> > >
> > > I'm learning / practicing with IDLE Python GUI.
> > >
> > > Q. What does the real Python community use for creating Python
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > > norm
> > You'll just need to try some. It is critical that the editor you use is
> > Python-aware, can highlight things like mixed tabs and spaces, which can
> > cause errors when trying to run your scripts; you should just use 4
> > per indent, but your editor should be able to bind the tab and shift-tab
> > keys to automatically indent and dedent correctly while editing. If you
> > already familiar with using vi(m) or Emacs or any of the other editors
> > listed in the links below, then there is a lot to be said for not
> > editors and just getting a Python mode working with the editor you
> > know. If you don't already know vi(m) and Emacs then I strongly urge you
> > to try and come to grips with either of those editors while learning
> > that would simply be cruel and unusual punishment. You'll have time to
> > to love or hate vi(m) or Emacs or neither after you've learned Python.
> > http://www.python.org/editors/
> > http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/moinmoin/PythonEditors
> > I think the important thing is to make sure you have an integrated shell
> > part of your editor or Terminal/Console so that you can try things out.
> > better Python shell wrappers have auto-completion and calltips, IDLE
> > not support this. Personally, I use PyCrust, which is part of the
> > distribution.
> > http://www.wxpython.org/
> > There is also IPython
> > http://www-hep.colorado.edu/~fperez/ipython/
> > To see what I mean by auto-completion and call tips, look at the last
> > images of the Shell (PyCrust) documentation here:
> > http://pythoncard.sourceforge.net/shell.html
> > You may also want to look at a more focused list of resources for
> > Python from the PythonCard docs page:
> > http://pythoncard.sourceforge.net/learning_python.html
> > ka
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> > http://ww.pythoncard.org/
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