[Tutor] Best Python Editor

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Sat Jun 13 15:15:32 CEST 2009

"Eddie" <eddie9139 at gmail.com> wrote

> What would you regard as the best free Python editor to use on Windows
> for a new guy? Searching Google i see that there is quite a few out
> there and is "VIM" the best one to go with?

vim is a great editor, especially if you use multiple OS, but it has a 
learning curve.

I'd recommend Pythonwin for a newbie learning Python.
Or Scite as a general purpoase programmers editor - it has the
advantage of tabbed editing windows for working with multiple
windows, but otherwise is the same basic editing widget that
Pythonwin uses. (Notepad++ also uses the same components
and is very similar to scite)

But there are zillions of programmers editors and choice is extremely
personal. Other popular choices for Windows include Eclipse,
Winedit, emacs, etc...

But for Python specific work I'd go with Pythonwin.

Alan Gauld
Author of the Learn to Program web site

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