Mac vs. Linux for Python Development
William Ray Wing
wrw at mac.com
Mon Feb 24 16:33:35 CET 2014
On Feb 23, 2014, at 3:43 AM, twiz <twizansk at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm sure this is a common question but I can't seem to find a previous thread that addresses it. If one one exists, please point me to it.
> I've been developing with python recreationally for a while on Ubuntu but will soon be transitioning to full-time python development. I have the option of using a Mac or Ubuntu environment and I'd like to hear any thoughts on the pros and cons of each. Specifically, how's the support for numpy and scipy? How are the IDEs?
> Since I generally like working with a Mac, I'd like to hear if there are any significant downsides to python dev on OsX.
In addition to the other excellent answers you've received, I'd point you to
where there is a fairly extensive comparison chart of IDEs, features, and supported OSes.
And, by the way, I'm a very happy camper using BBEdit and WingIDE (the name collision is purely coincidental).
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