PythonWin -vs- Idle

Steve Holden steve at
Fri Feb 27 01:40:11 CET 2009

Chris Rebert wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 2:23 PM, Gary Schells <gschells at> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Python newbie here.  I am working with Python and geoprocessing in ArcGIS.
>> I'm taking a training course online and the exercise I'm working on makes
>> mention of using PythonWin instead of Idle.
>> I am using version 2.5 and have not been able to locate PythonWin.  The
>> download just includes Idle for the environment.  Can anyone point me in the
>> right direction to download the PythonWin piece of this puzzle?
> Seems to be included in
And it's well worth getting, since it's the recommended programming
environment for ArcGIS. IIRC it uses the COM server capabilities to
achieve some of the required magic.

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