Which are best IDEs for Python Development ?

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Hello Geeks, Today we are going to talk about best IDE (Integrated Development Environment) which are used for python development. It can be Web Development or Development about Machine Learning algorithms. We are going to list best IDE here which can be used for newbie or Experienced person in python.

Python is mainly used for server-side web development, development of software, maths, scripting, and artificial intelligence. It works on multiple platforms like Windows, Mac, Linux, Raspberry Pi etc.

What is Integrated Development Environment (IDE) ?

IDE stands for Integrated Development Environment.

IDE is basically a software that consist of equipment’s which are used for developing and testing the software. A developer throughout SDLC uses many tools like editors, libraries, compiling and testing platforms. IDE helps to automate the task of a developer by reducing manual efforts and combines all the equipment’s in a common framework. 

There are many Python IDEs out there, in this article, we will list 5 Best Python IDEs.

1. PyCharm

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One of the best and full-featured, dedicated IDEs for Python is PyCharm. Available in both paid (Professional) and free open-source (Community) editions, PyCharm installs quickly and easily on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux platforms.

With PyCharm, the developers can write a neat and maintainable code. It helps to be more productive and gives smart assistance to the developers. It takes care of the routine tasks by saving time and thereby increasing profit accordingly.

Know more about  : Pycharm

2. Spyder

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Spyder is an open-source Python IDE that’s optimized for data science workflows. Spyder includes the Anaconda package manager distribution, so depending on your setup you may already have it installed on your machine.

Spyder contains features like a text editor with syntax highlighting, code completion and variable exploring, which you can edit its values using a Graphical User Interface (GUI).

A special feature that I haven’t seen in other Python editing environments is Spyder’s “variable explorer” that allows you to display data using a table-based layout right inside your IDE. If you regularly do data science work using Python, you might fall in love with this unique feature. The IPython/Jupyter integration is nice as well.

Know more about Spyder

3. Jupyter Notebook

Source : Jupyter Notebook

The Jupyter Notebook is an open source web application that you can use to create and share documents that contain live code, equations, visualizations, and text. Jupyter Notebook is maintained by the people at Project Jupyter.

Jupyter notebook, formerly known as the IPython notebook, is a flexible tool that helps you create readable analyses, as you can keep code, images, comments, formulas and plots together.

Jupyter is quite extensible, supports many programming languages and is easily hosted on your computer or on almost any server — you only need to have ssh or http access. Best of all, it’s completely free.

Know more about : Jupyter Notebook

4. Eclipse + PyDev

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If you have worked with Java Development or Android Development, you’ve heard about Eclipse. Available for Linux, Windows, and OS X , Eclipse is the best open-source IDE for Java development. It has a rich marketplace of extensions and add-ons, which makes Eclipse useful for a wide range of development activities.

PyDev is extension which can be used with Eclipse, which enables Python debugging, code completion, and an interactive Python console. PyDev supports PyLint integration, tokens browser, interactive console, Unittest integration, and remote debugger etc. It also supports Mypy, black formatter, virtual environments, and analyzing f-strings.

Know more about : PyDev

5. Sublime / Atom / Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio is a full-featured IDE Built by Microsoft, in some way similar to Eclipse. Built for Windows and Mac OS only, VS comes in both free (Community) and paid (Professional and Enterprise) versions. Visual Studio enables development for a variety of platforms and comes with its own marketplace for extensions. This IDE allows us to work with Git inbuilt functionality.

Sublime Text is a very popular cross-platform text editor developed on C++ and Python and also have a Python API. It is developed in such a manner that it supports many other programming and markup languages. It allows a user to add other functions with the help of plugins. It is more reliable when compared to the other code editors as the per developers review.

Atom is labeled as the “hackable text editor for the 21st Century.” With a easy interface, file system browser, and marketplace for extensions, open-source Atom is built using Electron, a framework for creating desktop applications using JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. Python language support is provided by an extension that can installed when Atom is running.

Know more about : Sublime text + Atom + Visual Studio Code

So , As we have listed top 5 (actually 7 🙂 ) IDEs used for Python Development. Kindly Let us know if you know about other best IDEs which can be used for Python Development. 🙂

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