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Favorite Text Editor/IDE

Postby mckryall » Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:06 am

My favorite for Mac is TextWrangler (free version of BBEdit) and I don't have a favorite for Windows. Honestly, I just don't like typing on anything other than a MacBook now that I'm used to it.
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Re: Favorite Text Editor/IDE

Postby stranac » Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:53 am

For me, it's vim (usually with GUI).
I also like SublimeText, but sometimes it gets annoying with stuff refusing to work...
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Re: Favorite Text Editor/IDE

Postby jogl8 » Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:33 pm

vim or gedit, been using gedit alot lately, for laziness reasons. I only write small, crude, utilitarian type progs though, so...
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Re: Favorite Text Editor/IDE

Postby snippsat » Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:41 pm

PyCharm all platforms.
For Windows is Pyscripter good.
Spyder all plaform,with build standard interactive interpreter and also build in IPython for interactive computing.
IPython Notebook just great,and easy to share stuff with notebookviewer example
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Re: Favorite Text Editor/IDE

Postby Marbelous » Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:26 pm

Assuming you want to go for the full editor experience and are willing to deal with the requisite learning curve I don't see how anything can beat Pycharm 3 now that there's a free community edition.
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Re: Favorite Text Editor/IDE

Postby lorddarthvader » Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:59 am

emacs is the best :D . Give it a try, you'll love it
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Re: Favorite Text Editor/IDE

Postby metulburr » Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:45 am

if i want a GUI, I use Geany on all platforms, otherwise i use Vim.
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Re: Favorite Text Editor/IDE

Postby 7stud » Fri May 02, 2014 6:29 pm

macvim for Macs (with the vividchalk color scheme ala TextMate). Plus the NERDTree plugin to attach the directory structure of a project to the side of the gui window. You can navigate the directory window with vim keystrokes, and typing 'o' will open/close a directory, or open a file in one of the windows. You can also add files by traversing the directory window to the directory in which you want to add a file, etc., etc.

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Re: Favorite Text Editor/IDE

Postby morgan » Tue May 06, 2014 8:35 am

Sublime text for me
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Re: Favorite Text Editor/IDE

Postby Crimson King » Wed May 07, 2014 4:28 am

At work i use Eclipse + Pydev.

At home i'm currently trying out a few, PyCharm and Ninja-IDE
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Re: Favorite Text Editor/IDE

Postby llanitedave » Sun May 11, 2014 3:32 am

I've had good results with Geany, currently I'm using Spyder for Django development.
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Re: Favorite Text Editor/IDE

Postby XndrK » Tue May 13, 2014 7:36 pm

lorddarthvader wrote:emacs is the best :D . Give it a try, you'll love it


Emacs may be the best, but it has one !@#$%^ of a learning curve, which is why I'm hesitant to use it. Once I get around to switching to Linux, though, that will probably be what I'm going to use.

<sidenote type="rant"> I occasionally use IdleX, but it's butt-ugly, if only because Windows has a terrible default GUI configuration. (It does work well for hack work, but not much else.) I used to use Eclipse, but it tries to shove everything into a project, which I can't stand, since most of my work is simple hackwork. Ninja has a few problems in it that will bug me into eternity (like reading everything for suggestions after dots, and suggesting on dots in strings), and PyCharm is way too big. I couldn't figure out how on Earth to install Spyder (or Eric, but that's just because I can't figure out how to uninstall Python 2). I had a bit of trouble configuring Geany, but that's Windows' fault, so I'll chalk it up in my Linux wishlist.

I am in between IDE's. I want one about the power of Eclipse, but without the stupid project system (or at least making it optional). As mentioned before, I will definitely look into Emacs, but for now, it's a bit too large an investment of my time to learn at the moment.

Could somebody help me out on this? Thanks. </sidenote>
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