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This manual assumes that you have already have Python and/or Jython and/or IronPython installed in your machine, as well as Eclipse.

Manual topics:


  • from update site and zips
  • uninstalling

Configuring the interpreter

  • specify the python interpreter and system PYTHONPATH
  • choose the modules to be dynamically analyzed (forced builtins)

Creating a project

  • Create the project
  • Specify referenced projects

Further configuring your project

  • specify folders containing the sources (added to the project PYTHONPATH)
  • specify additional external folders to be added to the project PYTHONPATH

Creating your first python module

  • Checking code-completion

Running/Debugging your program

Configuring Eclipse Essentials

  • Auto-refresh

Navigating your code with PyDev

Tips for programming with PyDev

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PyDev development

PyDev is open source and depends on your contributions! This may be in the form of bug fixes, answers on stackoverflow, new features...

Another option is financially supporting it at: Patreon (which provides a way to support it monthly and get rewards starting with $1).

Or through 1-time contributions at:


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