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    What is the 'best' IDE for python development?

    Hi

    I'm running Raring AMD64 and want to start programming in Python. I've done a Coursera (Interactive Programming in Python) course and now want to start my own project, showing a graphical animated representation of my Polarised Big Bang hypothesis.

    What I would like is some help in identifying the most suitable Integrated Development Environment for the project. Which one would you use and why?

    Thank you!
    Last edited by bwallum; March 25th, 2013 at 01:51 PM.
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    Re: What is the 'best' IDE for python development?

    eric, because it is the bomb

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    Re: What is the 'best' IDE for python development?

    Geany, because I'm used to it.
    SPE, even though it doesn't seem to be updated any more.
    Eclipse + PyDev, because it's a beast that does everything.
    Emacs, because a lot of people like it even though I don't.
    VIM, see above.

    All of these are the 'best'.
    So are a few others I haven't mentioned.

    Just pick one and run with it.

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    Re: What is the 'best' IDE for python development?

    I might think about giving eric another shot, BTW. I used it a couple of years ago and it was a bit buggy. Looks like it's gotten a lot of updates since then.

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    Re: What is the 'best' IDE for python development?

    My favourite Python IDE is Ninja-IDE.
    http://ninja-ide.org/
    Cheesemill

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    Re: What is the 'best' IDE for python development?

    I like Eclipse + PyDev... and Spyder. I keep trying to like vim + rope + etc. etc. etc. but it's just not clicking for me.

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    Re: What is the 'best' IDE for python development?

    I've tried many Python IDE's.

    I like Wingware's Wing IDE 101. It's a free version of their professional product. It works on both Linux and Windows and with any version of Python, 2.x.x or 3.x.x.

    http://wingware.com/downloads/wingide-101

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    Re: What is the 'best' IDE for python development?

    DrPython is great for starting out. It forces you to type all the code since there is no "auto-complete" feature. This is perfect when you are first learning to code, making sure that you understand proper syntax.

    +1 for Eclipse and PyDev. I just recently started using Eclipse and seriously it's amazing. I use it to code Java, Python, and C++. I personally could not ask for more.

    Best bet is to try them all out and pick for yourself. There is a lot of options good options out there.

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    Re: What is the 'best' IDE for python development?

    I usually use Eclipse or Geany.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesemill View Post
    My favourite Python IDE is Ninja-IDE.
    http://ninja-ide.org/
    Ninja seems nice. I have to try that.
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    Re: What is the 'best' IDE for python development?

    I mostly use Geany because it's lightweight, fast and easy to learn and use. For a lightweight IDE it has quite a lot a lot of features, enough to meet my needs, and I find I don't need all the "bells&whistles" of a full-blown IDE.

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