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Which IDE should I use for Python as a beginner?

Posted 25 November 2012 - 11:52 PM

I am a beginner with python and I do not really know which one to start using. Any ideas?
I have programmed before.
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Re: Which IDE should I use for Python as a beginner?

Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:17 AM

Why not try them all out and pick the one you like the best?

Is that too logical?
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Re: Which IDE should I use for Python as a beginner?

Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:38 PM

As always, I'll make the case for editor + interpreter. Since you're just getting started, you need to be learning the basics. Anything that helps you will only get in the way of learning at this stage. Yes, it's frustrating to have to go to the documentation, but that frustration is a very good motivator to actually get all of that into your head, which is where you need it. It does you no good if your tools know more about the language than you do.
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Re: Which IDE should I use for Python as a beginner?

Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:18 AM

I'm currently using geany and I don't thinnk I could ever switch now. Posted Image
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Re: Which IDE should I use for Python as a beginner?

Posted 02 December 2012 - 03:21 PM

Notepad ++ or Idle. 'Nuff said.
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Re: Which IDE should I use for Python as a beginner?

Posted 02 December 2012 - 03:27 PM

Notepad?
What is with this notepad? There are good editors!
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Re: Which IDE should I use for Python as a beginner?

Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:13 PM

IDLE (the default), is IMO the best for writing code in python. However, for other languages I use Notepad++.

IDLE (the default), is IMO the best for writing code in python. However, for other languages I use Notepad++.
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Re: Which IDE should I use for Python as a beginner?

Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:30 AM

If you want an IDE (although I can recommend simply using a text editor) I've heard good things about PyCharm. Never tried it myself, though.
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Re: Which IDE should I use for Python as a beginner?

Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:03 AM

anyone tried Ninja IDE? I saw a tweet about it a couple of days ago and thought it looked interesting (plus it has ninja in the name!), but I don't really know enough about Python and its editors/IDEs to say whether it's any good when compared to what else is out there.
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Re: Which IDE should I use for Python as a beginner?

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:56 AM

I like geany and komodo-edit
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