View Full Version : Lightweight Python IDE question

May 30th, 2016, 07:11 PM
Hello all,
I'm new to Ubuntu, and Linux in general.
I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 on an older laptop (64 bit Intel processor, half a terabyte of space, 4G of Ram).
I was looking at Padre as a suitable candidate for creating and running Python scripts n programs, but 16.04 doesn't run it very well. What are you all using ??? The packaged IDE doesn't suit me. I'd like something inbetween Eclipse and a simple text editor with a compiler attached.
What would you all suggest?

May 30th, 2016, 09:08 PM
I've never used it personally, but a lot of users seem to recommend geany. Worth a look I think.

The Cog
May 30th, 2016, 09:12 PM
ajgreeny is right. I think geany is probably just what you are looking for.

May 30th, 2016, 09:15 PM
@ajgreeny @The Cog

Thank you both!

June 3rd, 2016, 07:18 AM
If you are used to work with Matlab, you may also like to give a try with Spyder...

June 3rd, 2016, 08:29 AM
Is Spyder lightweight or a tad cumbersome

June 3rd, 2016, 07:30 PM
My personal favorite is "sublime text 3".. I think its will suit you exactly: "something in between Eclipse and a simple text editor with a compiler attached" At first it might look like just a text editor, but it has got this amazing set of plug-ins (some inbuilt and others easily installable) along with a inbuilt build mechanism for compiling files. It's worth a shot. https://www.sublimetext.com/3

June 13th, 2016, 08:38 PM
I'll cast a third vote for Geany.