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IDE/Notepad editor for Python?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Just a general question to anyone who programs in any language as a matter of fact.

 

I have to learn tons of languages in my own time for my course (CS major), and in my first year I've learned Java, Haskell and Scala. In my second year I'm expected to learn Python, C# and C++, all needed for various coursework.

 

One thing I hate is getting used to an IDE (e.g. Eclipse), then having to get used to another one when it doesn't support a language (Python). I'm thinking of just using a notepad editor that supports plugins for almost any programming language out there, using a compiler for said language (IDLE for Python in this case), and just getting used to the nitty gritty of it and using it for the rest of my course.

 

What would you guys suggest that has support for many programming languages?

 

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I'll start with the obvious one... Notepad++?


 

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I'll start with the obvious one... Notepad++?

 

 

Should have actually included the fact that I'm not keen on Notepad++ for programming. There's a steep learning curve for it, and I'm sure theres others out there that may be easier to learn/more user friendly. If notepad++ is the best option then I may just learn it. I've been looking into Vim also


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Should have actually included the fact that I'm not keen on Notepad++ for programming. There's a steep learning curve for it, and I'm sure theres others out there that may be easier to learn/more user friendly. If notepad++ is the best option then I may just learn it. I've been looking into Vim also

 

You may want to take a look at Sublime Text if you're able to pay for the $70 license. It's a highly customizable source code editor that has packages for almost anything you could need.

 

An alternative, if you don't like the $70 price, would be GitHub's open source Atom. It's very similar to ST, in that it's very customizable through packages/plugins, but runs on Chromium and Node.js. 

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Only one I have tried for Python is Eclipse, worked fine


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Sublime Text 2 or 3. It's $70 but can be used as an unlimited free trial, so you're never forced to pay the $70. It's extremely flexible, does everything I need to do for 90% of my programming work and has every plugin you could want so you can add functionality as you see fit.


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Sublime Text 2 or 3. It's $70 but can be used as an unlimited free trial, so you're never forced to pay the $70. It's extremely flexible, does everything I need to do for 90% of my programming work and has every plugin you could want so you can add functionality as you see fit.

 

I don't think that you can get a free version of Sublime Text 3 can you? If you go on their website you can only get the free version of Sublime Text 2, which is still great seeing as it's not time-limited and the only different thing is that pop-up you get every once in a while when you save, telling you that you should buy it if you like it.

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I don't think that you can get a free version of Sublime Text 3 can you? If you go on their website you can only get the free version of Sublime Text 2, which is still great seeing as it's not time-limited and the only different thing is that pop-up you get every once in a while when you save, telling you that you should buy it if you like it.

As far as I know you can use ST3 the same way as ST2, popup every once in a while but nothing more. I'm not entirely sure as I did get a license at work but I recall being able to use normally before that.


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I don't think that you can get a free version of Sublime Text 3 can you? If you go on their website you can only get the free version of Sublime Text 2, which is still great seeing as it's not time-limited and the only different thing is that pop-up you get every once in a while when you save, telling you that you should buy it if you like it.

You can use Sublime Text 3 Dev free of charge, there will however be a popup once in a while asking you to buy a license. But with one click you're back at your code.


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Eclipse with Pydev.

Or Notepad++, Programmer's Notepad, etc, anything with syntax highlighting. Save as .py, then double-click to run. 


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+1 for Sublime Text (3), but I do also have Notepad++ and is IMO more beginner-friendly since it's menus are more logically structured and there is more stuff in them. Sublime is a bit weird in this aspect.

 

For big projects I use PyCharm.

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PyCharm Community Edition is free and fantastic!


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python-mode in Emacs or something that I forgot the name of in vim.


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+1 for sublime text 3


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Emacs would be my choice, a bit of a learning curve too, but once you understand it (it took me only a couple of days) you'll be blown away bcause of it's power, possibilities and customizability :)


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