[Tutor] Using IDLE v2.6
alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Sat Oct 24 20:51:24 CEST 2009
"Ken G." <beachkid at insightbb.com> wrote
> IDLE v2.6 but I was wondering if there is something better than IDLE.
There is a wealth of options and a Google search on Python IDEs
will throw many up.
Some common recommendations:
PyDev on Eclipse (good if you already use Eclipse for say Java or C++)
Scipe/Notepad++ (but these may be windows only?)
Komodo (from activestate)
Of these I was most impressed with PyDev and SPE (which includes
a GUI builder)
And there are several others.
Personally on Linux I, and several others, prefer to use the OS as
our IDE and stick with a 3 window approach:
1) running vim/emacs as editor
2) a python interpreter running in an xterm for experimenting/testing
3) a blank xterm for running the saved script
There is also a python mode for emacs if you are a heavy user
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