“This IDLE session is great. It really highlighted this simple to start yet powerful free IDE. A built-in IDE, in my point of view, is one of many reasons Python is getting more popular. I started to like Python and this series by Ian more…”, miracle
“Before watching the video, I was under the impression that IDLE was nothing more than a fancy syntax highlighting editor but here Ian shows you how useful IDLE really is when you start learning Python.
Though I use PyDev for my daily work, I do go to the Python shell to just try out a few things on the interpreter before writing my main code but I never used IDLE for it, I always preferred command line. But Ian just shows you that IDLE is more than a syntax highlighting interpreter and he demonstrates a lot of it’s feature like repeating the code (by hitting return), Alt + ‘/’ (which shows code complete), and Ctrl + C (Key-board interrupt), etc.
He also points you to some good references to IDLE tutorials which will be very useful when you are beginning to learn Python.
Keep going Ian Looking for more videos from you here on ShowMeDo.”, Srikanth
“A very good video, explaining both Python and IDLE editing basics. I learned a lot from this. Both on the Python language and library (for which IDLE already shows plenty of tooltips), but even more on the editing shortcuts.”, Frank van Puffelen
“I thought this was a very good SMD. I used it to compare the help functions within IPython, and was inspired to add a permanent alias to evoke the Python help file (like F1 in IDLE)”, Jerol Harrington
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