View Full Version : Do I want Eclipse Classic for Python?

December 20th, 2008, 05:00 AM
there's a bunch to choose from, I'm not sure.


Eclipse+Pydev seems to be a well liked tool. Considered Vim for the old-school geek factor but if Eclipse/Pydev has some make-life-easier nice features I think that'll be good.

December 20th, 2008, 05:48 AM
Eclipse with PyDev is a fine solution for getting going with Python.

SPE (Stani's Python Editor) is another great editor for Python that's available in the repositories, with syntax highlighting, code completion, and some other nice features (just check the description in Synaptic/Add-Remove).

Once you get more comfortable you can switch to something like Geany (a little less robust than PyDev or SPE), or gedit, or vim, or whatever you want. Try a few IDEs/editors out and pick what you like best.

Hope this helps. Good luck!

December 20th, 2008, 05:51 AM
There are a lot of editors out there, but from what I have read Eclipse and PyDev work well together.

Personally I am using Komodo-Edit for my Python programming.

To answer your question though you should install eclipse-pydev from synaptic

December 20th, 2008, 08:25 AM
cool, thanks. Love synaptic too - I've been managing to do a few things manually but often make hard work of it. (Webcams... urgh....)

Stani's sounds cool too, I'll have a play with that later on. Figure I'd pick something solid, functional, friendly and popular to get started on.

Cool.. off to make my first hello world in python!

December 20th, 2008, 09:38 AM
For qt & python I use eric. Syntax highlighting, python shell...

December 22nd, 2008, 04:24 AM
stani's is popular. i also like kate. and i use ipython for nice shell mod.