[Tutor] Recommended Python Compiler

Abdur-Rahmaan Janhangeer arj.python at gmail.com
Mon Jul 31 09:27:19 EDT 2017

I may say that i was turned off by idle initially, never used it at all
until i landed on another pc to teach someone.

it changed my opinion on it, as it was not as horrible as expected. it was
nice enough not to overwhelm a beginner. it could open and run files
(and nice, at least a python editor made using the python language itself)

however of course, popular ides have done a far better job, but if you are
really screwed, it is ok and ... a normal beginner won't realise the

this is the first tutor thread i feel came on the brink of explosion

and may i suggest something, if someone is a beginner and will use
scientific packages often, better go on with spyder.

look you might say i won't need other packages but just for matplotlib, how
many sci modules you need?, as you follow awesome tutorials, one pulls in
the other. so, don't forget spyder even if py3.6 puts you off


Abdur-Rahmaan Janhangeer,

On 31 Jul 2017 03:10, "George Sconyers via Tutor" <tutor at python.org> wrote:

> Hello all. I am getting started with Python and looking for a recommended
> compiler for an Ubuntu environment. I've been using gedit but don't get the
> benefit of auto-indentation and color coding of key words. It is laziness
> for sure but as the programs get longer I am increasingly OK with being
> lazy. Wpuld also like something that facilitates debuggig and stepping
> through code. Thoughts?
> ThanksGeorge
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