Choosing a Python IDE. what is your Pythonish recommendation? I do not know what to choose.

Chris Clark chris.p.clark at
Tue Jan 3 13:55:06 EST 2017

Tried every python ide going, they either grind to a halt or just look messy.
Best one I ever used and stick with is drpython, years old, probably not maintained but does everything I want at a blistering speed and just looks perfect.

On Mon, Jan 2, 2017 at 11:41 AM +0000, "Antonio Caminero Garcia" <tonycamgar at<mailto:tonycamgar at>> wrote:

Hello, I am having a hard time deciding what IDE or IDE-like code editor should I use. This can be overwhelming.

So far, I have used Vim, Sublime, Atom, Eclipse with PyDev, Pycharm, IntelliJ with Python plugin.

The thing with the from-the-scratch full featured IDEs (Eclipse, IntelliJ, Pycharm) is that they look like a space craft dashboard and that unwarranted resources consumption and the unnecessary icons. I want my IDE to be minimalistic but powerful. My screen should be mostly “made of code” as usually happens in Vim, Sublime or Atom. However, Pycharm is really cool and python oriented.

The problem with Vim is the learning curve, so I know the very basic stuff, but obviously not enough for coding and I do not have time to learn it, it is a pity because there are awesome plugins that turns Vim into a lightweight powerful IDE-like. So now it is not an option but I will reconsider it in the future, learning little by little. Also, I am not very fan GUI guy if the task can be accomplished through the terminal. However, I don’t understand why people underrate GUIs, that said I normally use shortcuts for the most frequent tasks and when I have to do something that is not that frequent then I do it with the mouse, for the latter case in vim you would need to look for that specific command every time.

Sublime is my current and preferred code editor. I installed Anaconda, Git integration and a couple of additional plugins that make sublime very powerful. Also, what I like about sublime compared to the full featured IDEs, besides the minimalism, is how you can perform code navigation back and forth so fast, I mean this is something that you can also do with the others but for some subjective reason I specifically love how sublime does it. The code completion in sublime I do not find it very intelligence, the SublimeCodeIntel is better than the one that Anaconda uses but the completions are not as verbose as in the IDEs.

Now, I am thinking about giving a try to Visual Studio Code Edition (take a look, it sounds good I need an editor for professional software development. What would you recommend to me?

This message is private and confidential and may also be legally privileged. If you have received this message in error, please email it back to the sender and immediately permanently delete it from your computer system. Please do not read, print, re-transmit, store or act in reliance on it or any attachments. British Airways may monitor email traffic data and also the content of emails, where permitted by law, for the purposes of security and staff training and in order to prevent or detect unauthorised use of the British Airways email system. Virus checking of emails (including attachments) is the responsibility of the recipient. British Airways Plc is a public limited company registered in England and Wales. Registered number: 1777777. Registered office: Waterside, PO Box 365, Harmondsworth, West Drayton, Middlesex, England, UB7 0GB. Additional terms and conditions are available on our website:

More information about the Python-list mailing list