Python IDLE - what to choose?

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Re: Python IDLE - what to choose?

Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:28 AM

Yes, I think the vi I use is vim as well. :)
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Re: Python IDLE - what to choose?

Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:56 AM

View PostSimown, on 30 October 2012 - 05:19 AM, said:

In my experience, PyDev is very easy to install - if you do it from inside Eclipse.

In Eclipse go:

Help > Install Software

Enter: http://pydev.org/updates in the "Work with:" box.

Select the features you want, and install!

I'd say it was very good as an IDE, but if you are new to Eclipse too, you might struggle to get started, but it's worth persevering with.


The install part was easy but when I go to create new projects, and then it asks me to configure the library; it does not recognize the library as the standard python library. I downloaded everything from python.org. I have 2.7 and 3.3.
I'm using a mac so from what i've seen I select the unix excutable for python and then it loads the library. I even used autoconfig but it didn't work. I think I am going to redownload python.
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Re: Python IDLE - what to choose?

Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:10 AM

I can help there, if you want? Do you know where the Python installation is on a Mac? That's probably where you need to point to.

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Re: Python IDLE - what to choose?

Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:42 AM

View PostSimown, on 30 October 2012 - 11:10 AM, said:

I can help there, if you want? Do you know where the Python installation is on a Mac? That's probably where you need to point to.


I've found it in two different spots in the system>library>python and then in library>frameworks>python.
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Re: Python IDLE - what to choose?

Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:56 AM

And if you tell Eclipse to look in either of them directories for the interpreter installation, what happens?
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Re: Python IDLE - what to choose?

Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:25 PM

It worked, except now I don't see anywhere to write code. I went to create new PyDev project, then selected the 2.7 interpreter, but now I just see the eclipse environment but no paper. Thanks for all you help by the way.
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Re: Python IDLE - what to choose?

Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:43 PM

This is for PyDev on Eclipse on Linux, but I imagine it's the same.

You should have named your project something. And now there is a little folder on the left called your project name?

Right click that select: New > PyDev Module and create a new blank file, or a class template.

Voila! You should be able to write code now. Hope that helps :)

Edit: Well, you can write anything you want in the .py file, but code (especially Python code) is best ;)

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