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IDE for Python

Hi Guys:
Is there any good IDE for Python. I checked on
www.python.org and found some. Installed bluefish but
to my surprise its just an editor. I guess it cannot
even compile my code in python or maybe I am wrong.
Any ideas/recommendations for a free IDE for Python
Thanks
Dont


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Jul 18 '05 #1
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Take a look at www.activestate.com for their products.
Some are free, some are charge items.

Also take a look at:

http://www-106.ibm.com/developerwork...ibrary/l-pide/

many products reviewed/listed here.

Larry Bates
Syscon, Inc.
"dont bother" <do*************@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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Hi Guys:
Is there any good IDE for Python. I checked on
www.python.org and found some. Installed bluefish but
to my surprise its just an editor. I guess it cannot
even compile my code in python or maybe I am wrong.
Any ideas/recommendations for a free IDE for Python
Thanks
Dont


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Jul 18 '05 #2
On Fri, 30 Apr 2004 14:17:32 -0700, dont bother wrote:
Is there any good IDE for Python. I checked on
www.python.org and found some. Installed bluefish but
to my surprise its just an editor. I guess it cannot
even compile my code in python or maybe I am wrong.


Why an IDE? Python is - IMO - (one of) THE languages, where
a good editor (tabs2spaces, comment blocks, select encoding,
syntax highlighting, auto-indentation, scriptable ...) is all
you really need.

(Bluefish ain't the editor of your choice here; write your own
from scrap or write one using Scintilla; resp. use SciTE with
a good customization file; or go for (X)Emacs resp. Vim.)

HTH, Nuff.

Jul 18 '05 #3
Nuff Said wrote:
On Fri, 30 Apr 2004 14:17:32 -0700, dont bother wrote:
Is there any good IDE for Python. I checked on
www.python.org and found some. Installed bluefish but
to my surprise its just an editor. I guess it cannot
even compile my code in python or maybe I am wrong.

Why an IDE? Python is - IMO - (one of) THE languages, where
a good editor (tabs2spaces, comment blocks, select encoding,
syntax highlighting, auto-indentation, scriptable ...) is all
you really need.

(Bluefish ain't the editor of your choice here; write your own
from scrap or write one using Scintilla; resp. use SciTE with
a good customization file; or go for (X)Emacs resp. Vim.)

HTH, Nuff.

Try eric3 at http://www.die-offenbachs.de/detlev/eric3.html

--

Venkatesh Prasad Ranganath,
Dept. Computing and Information Science,
Kansas State University, US.
web: http://www.cis.ksu.edu/~rvprasad
Jul 18 '05 #4
On Sat, 01 May 2004 01:10:51 +0000, Venkatesh Prasad Ranganath wrote:
Nuff Said wrote:
Why an IDE? Python is - IMO - (one of) THE languages, where
a good editor (tabs2spaces, comment blocks, select encoding,
syntax highlighting, auto-indentation, scriptable ...) is all
you really need.

(Bluefish ain't the editor of your choice here; write your own
from scrap or write one using Scintilla; resp. use SciTE with
a good customization file; or go for (X)Emacs resp. Vim.)
Try eric3 at http://www.die-offenbachs.de/detlev/eric3.html


Why? If you are into Qt, it might be a good choice (but if you
are not, eric3 is a little bit *too* Qt-centric, IMHO). There
are a lot of solutions for special Python/GUI combinations, but
none of them seems to be the *editor of your choice* if you are
not yet restricted to one GUI solution.

Nuff.

Jul 18 '05 #5
dont bother wrote:
Hi Guys:
Is there any good IDE for Python. I checked on
www.python.org and found some. Installed bluefish but
to my surprise its just an editor. I guess it cannot
even compile my code in python or maybe I am wrong.
Any ideas/recommendations for a free IDE for Python
Thanks
Dont


emacs + python-mode + (ECB / speedbar/ whatever you like) is a perfect
solution - <troll>as usual, should I say</troll>

Bruno

Jul 18 '05 #6
Nuff Said wrote:
Why an IDE? Python is - IMO - (one of) THE languages, where
a good editor (tabs2spaces, comment blocks, select encoding,
syntax highlighting, auto-indentation, scriptable ...) is all
you really need.


I personally like the debugging capabilities of a good IDE, specifically the
ability to watch a variable as you step through it. I know you can perform
the same thing through debugging statements but it's not as slick.

The IDE of my choice for debugging purpose is Komodo from Activestate. For
writing the scripts, I tend to like Glimmer, although most modern editors
have some type of scripting language hightlighting scheme.

Jul 18 '05 #7

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Nuff Said wrote:
Why an IDE? Python is - IMO - (one of) THE languages, where
a good editor (tabs2spaces, comment blocks, select encoding,
syntax highlighting, auto-indentation, scriptable ...) is all
you really need.
I personally like the debugging capabilities of a good IDE, specifically

the ability to watch a variable as you step through it. I know you can perform the same thing through debugging statements but it's not as slick.
IMO i like the auto-complete functions of an ide.
The IDE of my choice for debugging purpose is Komodo from Activestate. For writing the scripts, I tend to like Glimmer, although most modern editors
have some type of scripting language hightlighting scheme.

Jul 18 '05 #8

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