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anonymous
 5 years ago
where can i download a python editor for free? i use matlab and it uses an editor and i got that through my school
anonymous
 5 years ago
where can i download a python editor for free? i use matlab and it uses an editor and i got that through my school

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Hi! You can try Komodo edit which is pretty good. http://www.activestate.com/komodoedit Or Boaconstructor http://boaconstructor.sourceforge.net/ Or geany http://www.geany.org/ For some basic scripting I would recommend Komodo edit.

carlsmith
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Komodo does seem to be a pretty good editor, but it is not free, they just do a free crippled version that has a home page trying to get you into the whole activestate thing and it always took forever to actually open on the Windows XP machine I put it on. I use Linux, so I've got about 20 free editors to pick from. I didn't really like Komodo, but it did work nicely once it finally fired up. What OS are you using crestideac?

carlsmith
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1You can always dualboot Ubuntu or something, then you get a free editor and a free OS full of hackability.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0whats this about dualboot ubuntu? i have a mac could i use it with my mac?

shadowfiend
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1There are dozens of free editors for Windows as well. http://notepadplusplus.org/ http://www.jedit.org/ Among others. These aren't specifically for Python, though IDLE, which comes with Python, has both an editor and integrates much like the Matlab editor does with Matlab.

carlsmith
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Ah, you're on a Mac. I'm not sure if you'd really want to dualboot Linux. Macs are pretty good as it is. There must be some quality eds for Mac, I just can't recommend one. Have you looked at IPython? It might be of some interest to you if you're using matlab. It's a really cool bit of kit in general. I use it everyday.

carlsmith
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1There's a GUI version of emacs for Mac. It's a pretty geeky editor, but you seem like a pretty geeky guy :)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ummm, just download IDLE since that is the free editor provided for python it would seem to fit your requirements.

carlsmith
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Doesn't Mac come with an editor anyway? What on earth are you guys paying for?

carlsmith
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Did you find what you were looking for crstrideac? I wondered how you got on. I thought Apple would provide a decent editor. I know Microsoft only offer Notepad, but then, they think Paint is doing it for graphics. I just thought Apple would do something for the premium.

shadowfiend
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Many Mac users pay for TextMate, because it fits very well into the flow of things. Myself, I use MacVim on mac. But it's got a hell of a learning curve.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Idle does a decent job but if you're going to be programming over the long term? Have you learned http://macvim.org/OSX/index.php? Nice b/c it is quite powerful and has context sensitivity for the various programming languages including Python.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0PS: Shadowfiend is quite right about the learning curve. Just do the included tutorial and, in a few days, you'll be glad you did.

carlsmith
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I think it's just a matter of looking through the options then. It seems like you have to get a bit technical or pay for some GUIness. It'd probably be nice to have both available.
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