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Integrate Python and Eclipse IDE

There are two main ways you can work with Python: through the command line or through an IDE. I’ve chosen the Eclipse IDE.

  1. Eclipse requires Java Virtual Machine (JVM) – Download and install the Java Developer Kit.
  2. Download and install the 32-bit Kepler version of Eclipse.
  3. Install plug-ins to integrate Eclipse and Python:
    • Mylyn:
      1. Help -> Install New Software
      2. Beside “Work with” – Add “Mylyn” – “http://download.eclipse.org/mylyn/releases/latest”
      3. Select All and follow prompts to install – restart Eclipse
    • Pydev:
      1. Help -> Install New Software
      2. Beside “Work with” – Add “Pydev” – “http://pydev.org/updatest”
      3. Select All and follow prompts to install – restart Eclipse
  4. Configure Pydev – within Eclipse, select Window -> Preferences -> Pydev -> Interpreters -> Python Interpreter :: Enter c:\Python34\python.exe in top panel and click way through to set up.