Eclipse is an open source community whose projects are focused on building an extensible development platform, runtimes and application frameworks for building, deploying and managing software across the entire software lifecycle. Many people know eclipse as a Java IDE but Eclipse is much more than a Java IDE. Check this for more information: https://www.eclipse.org/home/newcomers.php
Installing Eclipse on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
I'm gonna talk about the easiest way to install eclipse on ubuntu, you can find other ways like terminal installations or more like that. You can use the Ubuntu Software Manager (
Applications => Ubuntu Software Manager) as the easiest way.
eclipse to the search box, that is placed at the right corner.
Install it. I know, there is no
install option at the screen, because I installed eclipse before.
The install process may take some time according as your internet connection speed and system configuration.
When the process is done, you can reach eclipse under
Applications >> Programming >> Eclipse.
Installing and Configuring the PyDev Plugin
1) Launch "eclipse". When the workbench loaded, you will see the
Workspace Launcher window. If not, don't care, You can open it from
File -> Switch Workspace -> Other.
You can change the path for workspace always, I have a folder on my desktop, named as
Python so I choose that path. If you want to change the path after, you now the way
File -> Switch Workspace -> Other.
Now, you should see the welcome screen of Eclipse IDE. Click on the arrow on the right to go to the workbench.
Help -> Install New Software. Select
http://pydev.org/updates under Location and click OK. Back in the
Available Software window, select the
PyDev for Eclipse option. Do not select the
PyDev Mylyn Integration.
Next, verify that PyDev is selected in the next window then select
Next again. Select
I accept the terms of the license agreement then select
Finish. The installer will begin to download the plug-in. A window may appear asking you whether you want to install the plug-in. Select
Install All. A security warning may appear asking whether you trust the software being installed click
OK then ensure the correct items are selected and click yes and the instillation process will continue. When the installation is complete, you will be asked if you want to restart Eclipse. Select
Yes. Now PyDev is installed succesfully on your Eclipse IDE. It's time to configure that plug-in!
Window > Preferences. In the Preferences window, expand
Pydev and select
Type your interpreter name, such as
python31 etc. Select the Interpreter executable, usually and by default
usr/bin/python3.1. If you installed Python in a different location type it. Click
Selection Needed window will appear. Leave it with defaults, if you don't know what are you doing. That's it, well done you configurated your Eclipse for Python. Now lets see, what can we do in Python!
Window > Open Perspective > Other and choose
Pydev, then click
OK. If you look at the upper right corner you will see that the perspective has changed from
Pydev. If it is not neccessary for you, right click on
Java and select
File -> New -> Project. Select
Pydev -> Pydev Project.
python as the project type, and
grammer version and
python31 as interpreter. Make sure
create default 'src' folder and add it to the pythonpath? option is selected. Click
Finish. Select the project you just created and go to
File → New → Pydev Module. This will launch a new Pydev Module Wizard where you should enter a name for your module and make sure it is in the right location. Leave the Package field blank and select
Now you sould see the
example1.py file in your project. Open it if eclipse doesn't open it automatic. Type some code, and run it.
Now you can see the print result at the
A tweak for Eclipse:
We can understand the errors with highlight function of eclipse, but the line numbers can be pretty usefull for us too.
To show line numbers, right click on the bar that you can see in the next screen, and select
Show Line Numbers.