The 5 Best Python IDE's and Editors

in this video I'll be showcasing my top

five choices for the best Python IDE and

text editors now all of these choices

have their different pros and their

different cons in different use cases

for them so that means that for me my

favorite may not be yours and in that

instance I'd love to see a comment down

below maybe explaining why you disagree

with me or why you think one of the

editors on my list should be ranked

somewhere else now before we go too far

I will quickly mention the difference

between an IDE and a text editor as that

is important and IDE stands for an

integrated development environment and

essentially what that means is this is a

much more feature-rich software tool it

comes with things like a debugger and

autocomplete and is a much heavier

package with a lot more features well

that also means is this is going to use

more memory on your computer it's gonna

be more system intensive it may be blag

you may crash sometimes and on slower

computers it's maybe not the best option

whereas the text editor is a lighter

weight version of this it comes with

less features typically it'll have some

plugins that you can install and really

all it's meant for is some basic

scripting and some lighter weight coding

and is a great option when you don't

have a very capable computer that can

run one of these huge IDs so with that

being said there is one commonality

between all of these things and that is

that they are all compatible with the

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completions for your Python code it's

capable of completing entire lines and

as a feature called intelligent snippets

that will help you fill in arguments and

Method calls with the variables you've

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the copilot window shows you relevant

documentation while you type based on

your cursor location now the best part

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description so coming in as my fifth

favorite editor for Python we have vim

now vim is an extremely lightweight

editor that becomes very powerful when

you know how to use it properly it works

on pretty much every operating system

and it's even capable of running solely

in the command line vim is what many

Python experts use because of its

powerful keyboard shortcuts and

unlimited customized ability and most of

them users love how quickly they can

develop with it and

the vast amount of plugins that come

with it I will warn you about that Bhim

has a very very steep learning curve

it's nothing compared to modern-day i

des and it will likely take you a very

long time to get used to the lack of UI

features and even just remember the

sheer volume of keyboard commands and

shortcuts so in conclusion BIM is a very

powerful tool and the only development

environment that you'll ever need for

Python assuming that you can figure out

how to use it it's not for everyone I

wouldn't recommend it for beginners but

it's definitely something worth checking

out especially if you've been developing

in Python for a long time and now for my

fourth pick we have Adam Adam is a sleek

modern lightweight editor that has many

Python developers tool of choice it was

developed by github and contains many

plugins that allow for IDE like features

to be added of course it's integration

with github and git is amazing it's free

it's very easy to set up and get working

and in my experience it requires the

least amount of setup for any IDE or a

text editor

the UI is pretty nice and it's not too

overwhelming and it doesn't use many

system resources on its default settings

Adam is designed to be hackable which

means you can customize almost

everything about it and it comes with a

suite of optional plugins

although do be wary as many users do

report lag with too many packages or

plugins installed Adam is editor I like

to suggest the beginners and anyone

looking for something that just works

right out of the box it's a great choice

I don't think you'll have any complaints

using it unless you want some features

like a debugger which won't come with

anything other than a heavier weight IDE

and now for the first IDE in our list

coming in at number 3 we have vs code

now vs code is maintained by Microsoft

which means it's constantly getting a

ton of new features and exciting

additions and it's actually pretty new

to the market being released in just

2016 it's known to be on the lighter

side when comparing against other IDE s

although it is still sometimes slow and

of course it comes with all the features

you'd expect like a debugger a massive

advantage of using vs code is a built in

compiler and interpreter and

compatibility with pretty much every

single programming language a lot of

people prefer Villa's code for web

development and heavier weight projects

and the user interface I would say is

pretty nice although some people may

argue that it's a little bit overcrowded

so this is actually where one of my

favorite features of the tool comes in

called Zen mode now Zen mode allows you

to turn your

alone IDE into a minimalist editor with

a click of a button the only minor

inconvenience when using vias code is

that python is a not one of the default

languages that comes with it this means

you'll need to install it first before

being able to run and use your Python

code overall it's hard to find an editor

that's much better than BS code when it

comes to features and my only complaint

is sometimes a speed and that can be a

little bit less intuitive to get used to

compared to some of the other options on

our list and now for my number to pick

we have sub line text sub line text is a

lightweight editor that I personally

love to use for smaller projects and

some lighter weight scripting the UI is

simple and minimalistic and I find it

very intuitive and easy to get used to

as sub line text is very lightweight

it's extremely fast and it's unlikely

we'll run into many issues with it

however to get the most out of sub line

you'll need to use one of its features

called package control to install some

plugins this allows you to pick the

exact features and add-ons you want and

not be distracted by the ones you don't

use or the ones you don't need this does

mean that this energy editor takes a

little bit of time to get set up but I

find that it's definitely a worthwhile

investment opening new files and looking

through folders is very fast and easy

and can be enhanced even more with the

right plugins overall sub-line is a

great choice for anyone not doing

anything too crazy

they just wants a lightweight editor if

you're willing to spend some time

installing plugins you'll have an editor

that has all the tools you want and only

those it's my personal go-to for the

most of my Python programming and as I'm

sure you all have guessed

coming in at number one we have pycharm

now pycharm is an ide designed

specifically for python development

although it is compatible with other

languages it's very powerful for working

with Python code and different Python

modules and frameworks like Django and

includes pep 8 style recommendations

on-the-fly coding verification and

seamless integration with anaconda and

other version control systems it has

very similar features to be as code with

a very capable debugger and of course

the ability to install plugins and

packages it has great features for

connecting to databases and servers and

the only real downfall to PyCharm is

that it's a very heavyweight IDE

compared to vs code and some of the

other things we've talked about

previously it uses a lot of system

resources and oftentimes will stall on

loading while it's indexing files now

there is ways of brow

this but as a beginner that's something

that's annoying and something that I

struggled with for a while when you

using PI trim now it is worth noting

that PyCharm does have a free community

version which is very capable but also

includes a professional version that has

even more features but for a pretty

hefty price

so overall Pi drum is my go-to for large

Python projects especially ones using

web frameworks or handling database

connectivity and it does have a slight

learning curve for beginners but it's

definitely something I recommend to all

Python developers to at least give a

shot so that has been my list for the

top Python IDE s and text editors do you

agree with me leave a comment down below

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