Best IDE's for Python

Best IDE's for Python

Hello, there! Are you learning Python? Are you looking for a good IDE? Choosing the best IDE can be very confusing and time-consuming but with the right information, I will make the choice easy for you. So in this Top 5 series article, I have put together for you the top 5 IDE’s for python.

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What will be covered in this Blog

1. What is IDE?
2. Features of IDE
3. Top 5 IDE's for Python

Let's get started!

What is an IDE?:

An integrated development environment (IDE) is software for building applications that combines common developer tools into a single graphical user interface (GUI).

If you wish to know more about it, you can refer to IDE's Wikipedia Page.

Features of IDE:

  • Text editor Every IDE has a text editor designed to write and manipulate source code with a simple interface and has language-specific syntax highlighting.

  • Compilers: are components that translate programming language into machines understandable code called as binary code

  • Code completion Code complete features save programmers time and reduce the likelihood of typos and bugs.

  • Debugger Debugging tools assist users in identifying errors within source code.

  • Programming language support Most IDEs support a single programming language, though several also offer multi-language support as well.

  • Integrations and plugins IDE also supports integrations and plugins.

Now that you have acquired basic knowledge of IDE’s and are familiar with our its features, we can move forward to the top 5 ide’s

1. Visual Studio Code:

  • Initial release: April 29, 2015; 5 years ago

  • Size: Windows: 40.8–68.3 MB, Linux: 46.5–66.6 MB, macOS: 67.5 MB

  • Operating system: Windows, macOS, Linux (Visual Studio Code is cross-platform IDE and supports macOS, Linux, and Microsoft Windows)

  • Visual Studio Code is A Home For All Languages, it supports C#, Python, C/C++ , Javascript, and many other languages.

  • It has its compiler and interpreter and Supports python web development using flask and Django.

  • It has a debugger which supports syntax highlighting and has many other cool features as well.

2.Juypter Notebook:

  • Jupyter is a free
  • Open-source,
  • Interactive web tool is known as a computational notebook, which researchers can use to combine software code, computational output, explanatory text and multimedia resources in a single document.
  • It is maintained by the people at Project Jupyter.
  • Purpose: To support interactive data science and scientific computing across all programming languages.
  • It is very interactive, easy to use and great for data science.

3. PyCharm:

  • Initial release date: 3 February 2010

  • License: Community edition: Apache License 2.0; Ultimate edition: Trialware

  • Its community version is free of cost.

  • Operating system: Windows, macOS, Linux (cross-platform IDE and works on macOS, Linux, and Microsoft Windows)

  • It is developed by the Czech company JetBrains.

  • It is very powerful and one of the most widely used IDE.

  • Supports web development and plug-ins and The user interface is also nice and can be easily connected to databases and servers.

  • It can be easily integrated with anaconda and version controls


  • License: Proprietary
  • Initial release: January 18, 2008, 13 years ago
  • Sublime Text may be downloaded and evaluated for free, however a license must be purchased for continued use. There is currently no enforced time limit for the evaluation.
  • Sublime Text supports simultaneous editing.
  • It is very easy to use and great for lightweight projects
  • ·And its features can be enhanced by the use of plug-ins


  • Initial release: 26 February 2014
  • Written in: CoffeeScript, JavaScript, Less, HTML
  • License: MIT License
  • Atom is free, sleek, lightweight, and open-source IDE.
  • Operating system: Windows, macOS, Linux (cross-platform IDE and works on macOS, Linux, and Microsoft Windows)
  • It supports third-party packages and plug-ins
  • It is developed by GitHub.
  • It also supports other languages such as C. C++ java etc

I will soon make a separate video on each IDE in detail and how you install and make full use of it. So stay tuned.

Every IDE’s has some pros or cons, so my favorite Ide might not yours too. So comment down below to let me know what’s your favorite IDE.

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