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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 7.1.0 (2019-02-03)

  • Accept #region / #endregion (for code folding) at any level.
  • Fixed deadlock during race-condition (#PyDev-961).
  • Fixed hover links when different pydev_link pointers are used (patch by Daniel).
  • Fixed issue where the auto-formatter changed only the \n in a \r\n and the editor presentation became wrong.
  • Many debugger improvements (updated to pydevd 1.5.0).
  • To use the interactive console in IPython mode, the following environment variable must be set: IPYTHONENABLE=True (previously it was enabled whenever IPython was available).

Release 7.0.3 (2018-11-08)

  • Mypy

    • PyDev can now use Mypy when doing code analysis.
  • Black Formatter

    • PyDev can now use black as the code formatting engine.
  • Virtual environments

    • It's now possible to use pipenv for managing virtual environments.

    • It's possible to manage virtual environments from the editor.

      • Ctrl+2, pip <command>
      • Ctrl+2, pipenv <command>
      • Ctrl+2, conda <command>
  • Debugger

    • Should be much faster for those on Python 3.6 onwards with cython extensions (using frame evaluation).
  • The Python 3.7 grammar is now available as an option (even though it's the same as 3.6).

  • Removed support for using the Python 2.4 grammar.

  • The 2to3 integration shows a better dialog.

  • It's possible to autogenerate docstring parameters using the Google Code format (patch by ghbcode).

Release 6.5.0 (2018-09-01)

  • Debugger

    • Debugger is much more responsive (fixed bug in reader/writer on the PyDev side).
    • breakpoint() builtin is now supported to add a programmatic breakpoint (on any Python version).
    • Watch expression no longer giving error if evaluation is empty (patch by glhez).
  • Editor

    • Code folding of #region/#endregion regions (patch by ghbcode).
    • There's a new action which allows creating local imports from a global import (use Ctrl+1 on top of global import name).
  • It's now possible to change the default interpreter through an action (default binding: Ctrl+Shift+Alt+I).

  • The interactive console now has scroll lock (patch by bongibong).

Release 6.4.4 (2018-07-28)

  • Debugger

    • Fixed issue where a unicode could be used where a string was expected.
    • Providing wheel for Python 3.7.
    • Fixed issue running Jython.
    • No longer showing pydevd internals in the stack.
    • Fixed issue with interactive console and debugger integration.
  • Editor

    • Fixed issue parsing and analyzing f-strings.

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