[Tutor] IDE for Python

Mark Weil mark at martialfit.net
Fri Oct 8 01:42:24 CEST 2010

There's also eric. It's geared towards pyqt slightly, but I do a lot of
wxpython development in it as well.
It's got project management and svn plugins, too.

On Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 6:01 AM, Sayth Renshaw <flebber.crue at gmail.com>wrote:

> Message: 5
>> Date: Thu, 07 Oct 2010 20:08:10 +0200
>> From: Knacktus <knacktus at googlemail.com>
>> To: tutor at python.org
>> Subject: Re: [Tutor] IDE for Python
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>> Am 07.10.2010 17:23, schrieb Juan Jose Del Toro:
>> > Dear List;
>> >
>> > In your experience what is the best IDE for Python?
>> >
>> I'm using Wing IDE. Very good overall package. I like especially the
>> debug probe, which is like an interactive shell in the current stack. To
>> me it's a good balance between features and learning curve. The only
>> thing I really miss is refactoring support.
>> That's why I'm currently checking out PyCharm, which is about to be
>> released (currently release candidate). It's from the company that
>> created IntelliJ. PyCharm is in my opinion by far the most feature-rich
>> Python IDE, looks very impressive so far. The only drawback is that it's
>> written in Java and has a Swing GUI ;-) (ouuch, it hurts your eyes for a
>> while but you get over it, once you discover all those wicked features
>> ;-)). But Wing isn't excactly eye-candy either.
>> Both are commercial, but if you code a lot it's worth it. Check out the
>> offerings. (I think both are free for Open Source Projects.)
>> I also tried the free PyDev (an Eclipse plugin), which is very complete
>> as well, but I don't get along with the Eclipse world.
>> So, check out Wing and PyCharm.
>> Cheers,
>> JJ
>> ------------------------------
> I really like Spe, Stani's Python editor found here
> http://pythonide.blogspot.com/ .
> It really manages to keep everything clear open and accessible whilst still
> providing a tonne of features and support. There are some intro videos
> avaiable here.
> http://showmedo.com/videotutorials/series?name=PythonDevelopmentWithSPE .
> I have never seen Pycharm as JJ suggested so am going to check it out, I
> only recently installed Eclipse Helios with Aptana 3 which includes Pydev
> and Django support so I can't really offer an indepth opinion but it is an
> open source community with a lot of support which if you are learning am ide
> as well as a language could prove very helpful. A lot of editors don't have
> much in the way of documentation or community which I think is important.
> Another verygood option I like and have used a lot is DrPython
> http://drpython.sourceforge.net/.
> Ultimately though for keep the ide learning curve low and providing power I
> still go for Spe, if I had the money I would definitely look at wing ide.
> Cheers
> Sayth
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