Narf03
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What IDE to use in Windows ?

Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:05 pm

Hi all, im new to python, I want to know what IDE is the best(or most recommended as some ppl will say there is no such thing as best) used in windows. I did shared a folder in my win7 machine via NFS, and pi will mount the folder on boot-up. So whatever i coded in windows, as long as its located in that share folder, can be directly executed in pi.

The purpose why I do that is because coding in X is slow, and coding via nano i cant use copy/paste. Now i need a nice IDE in windows to help me to code, best if it has auto complete, syntax check, etc. Anybody used any IDE in windows that can do that ? Thanks.

antiloquax
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Re: What IDE to use in Windows ?

Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:08 pm

Geany is popular and there's a Windows version. Just Google geany.

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Re: What IDE to use in Windows ?

Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:49 pm

I use either gedit (has windows version available) or more commonly SharpDevelop. SharpDevelop is more intended as a .net IDE but comes with ironPython (python 2 for .net) support. Its usually overkill but full intellisense support is awesome aswell as code conversion to C#, VB.net and ironRuby. If your looking to use python in windows only programs then ironpython is probably the way to go anyway, its usually faster.

The .py files for ironPython are identical to those of regular python so you should be fine to use sharpdevelop as long as you don't use any of the additional ironpython functionality.

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Re: What IDE to use in Windows ?

Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:42 pm

Hi

If your new to python I would probably steer clear of geany (it has problems with whitespace indenting/dedenting.)

For some other choices have a look at are available on windows as well as linux and can run on raspi

SPE (stanis python editor) - its installed on your raspi too - http://sourceforge.net/projects/spe/
NinjaIDE http://ninja-ide.org/ (very nice) possibly a bit slow on raspi
Eric IDE - http://eric-ide.python-projects.org/index.html

and my favourite (have been using it on fairly slow windows machines and linux VM's) since around 2004, and the one I keep coming back too is boa-constructor. It doesn't get a lot of love from the developers, but has recently been forked on to bitbucket. You can install it on your raspi with a
sudo apt-get install boa-constructor
. On windows you would want to download the source https://bitbucket.org/cwt/boa-constructor , and have wxPython installed (http://wxpython.org/) first. One of the nice features many don't have is a gui designer as well. I have tried it on the raspberrypi and it seems faster than SPE.

The nice thing about all of these IDE's is they are actually written in python.

Cheers

P.S. Have a look here for a much bigger list http://wiki.python.org/moin/PythonEditors

chowanec
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Re: What IDE to use in Windows ?

Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:40 pm

Personally, I liked working with Ninja-IDE and NetBeans. Both for different reasons, but mainly that they were cross platform and I needed to test my stuff on a Windows and Linux box at the time.

Then again, I haven't cracked either open in forever and have promptly forgotten everything I had learned. :P

-Chow

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Re: What IDE to use in Windows ?

Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:56 pm

I have found Pyscripter really easy and good features. Free but Windows only. NetBeans are/have withdrawn Python support which is a shame.
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Re: What IDE to use in Windows ?

Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:26 pm

I have no experience what so ever, but I have installed Eclipse and PyScripter that other people recommended.
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Re: What IDE to use in Windows ?

Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:25 am

PyScripter and Eclipse are two solutions that you can't run on the raspberrypi as well.
Which can present some problems done the track.

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Re: What IDE to use in Windows ?

Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:47 am

PyCharm Educational Edition. Easy version of PyCharm Community Edition. Designed for beginners like you.
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