Python is preinstalled on my Ubuntu / Debian Linux desktop. I’m unable to find IDLE integrated development environment for Python. How do I install IDLE IDE?
IDLE is an integrated development environment for Python. You need to install the following package:
- python-tools : This RHEL / CentOS / Fedora Linux package for IDLE includes several tools to help with the development of Python programs, including IDLE (an IDE with editing and debugging facilities), a color editor (pynche), and a python gettext program (pygettext.py).
- idle – This Debian or Ubuntu Linux meta package for IDLE. You may need to install idle-python2.5 package for Python v2.5, idle-python2.6 package for Python v2.6, idle-python3.1 package for Python v3.1.
IDLE Linux Installation
If you are using Debian / Ubuntu Linxu, type the following apt-get command to install idle IDE:
$ sudo apt-get install idle
If you are using RHEL / CentOS / Scientifc / Fedora Linxu, type the following yum command to install idle IDE:
# yum install python-tools
How do I start IDLE under Linux?
Type the following command:
OR Visit menu option
Applications > Programming > IDLE