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What is PyDev?

PyDev is a Python IDE for Eclipse, which may be used in Python, Jython and IronPython development.

It comes with many goodies such as:

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For more details on the provided features, check the Features Matrix.


First time users are strongly advised to read the Getting started guide which explains how to properly configure PyDev.


The recommended way of using PyDev is bundled in LiClipse, which provides PyDev builtin as well as support for other languages such as Django Templates, Mako, RST, C++, CoffeScript, Dart, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, among others (also, by licensing LiClipse you directly support the development of PyDev).


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Release 6.2.0 (2017-11-28)

  • Important PyDev now requires Java 8 and Eclipse 4.6 (Neon) onwards.

    • PyDev 5.2.0 is the last release supporting Eclipse 4.5 (Mars).
  • Interactive Console

    • It's possible to use word-wrapping in the PyDev interactive console (#PyDev-862).
  • Code Completion

    • Checking list unpacking with user specified types.
    • Code completion aware of variable typing from Python 3.6 (#PyDev-866).
  • Others

    • Properly terminating child processes of launched python processes on Linux with Java 9 (#PyDev-871).
    • Comments with 3 dashes properly appear in outline in all cases (#PyDev-868).
    • Properly hyperlinking pytest output.
    • Accepting noqa as a way to skip errors (#PyDev-814).
    • If there's a flake8: noqa in the first 3 lines of the file, don't analyze it (#PyDev-814).
    • Fixed issue where a closing peer character was skiped when it was actually not a matching closing peer (#PyDev-869).
    • Fixed issue where line indentation was not correct on a new line with multiple open parenthesis.

Release 6.1.0 (2017-11-05)

  • Important PyDev now requires Java 8 and Eclipse 4.6 (Neon) onwards.

    • PyDev 5.2.0 is the last release supporting Eclipse 4.5 (Mars).
  • Code Formatter

    • The PyDev code formatter can now add/remove blank lines to comply with pep-8.
    • Added preference to skip blank lines formatting.
  • Editor

    • Editor now tolerant against errors in the definitions of style ranges.
    • When in link mode (after a code completion with params for instance), properly skip closing parenthesis if already well balanced.
    • Fix logic error in editor preferences for disabling subword navigation (patch by Stuart Berg).
  • Others

    • Using python -m 'pip' when unable to find pip executable in interpreter preferences (#PyDev-853).
    • PyDev set next statement action set no longer disables Debug action set (#PyDev-859).
    • It's possible to silence question about saving resources before a refactoring operation.
    • Add problem markers for python files that declare invalid encodings (patch by Mat Booth).
    • Other minor bugfixes.

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