Install IDLE on Linux, an IDE for Python
IDLE is a simple IDE (Integrated Development Environment) or Integrated Development Environment for Python that has been included with each of the revisions of Python since version 1.5.2b1, is completely written in Python and Tkinter tool for graphical environments.
IDLE provides some interesting features that the Python interpreter included in most distributions do not have such as a text editor, multi-window, syntax highlighting, autocomplete, smart indentation, integrated debugger stepping, breakpoints persistent among others.
Although a long time ago is included in the reviews official Python IDLE is not installed by default on most Linux distributions, because of this, we must do a manual installation according to the distribution you are using.
Install IDLE in Linux
IDLE in order to install distributions Debian / Ubuntu Linux and derived distributions we run the following command in the terminal:
sudo apt-get install idle
To install IDLE on RHEL / CentOS / scientifc / Fedora Linux and derived distributions we run the following command in the terminal:
yum install python-tools
After installing the development IDE for Python IDLE, we can run it from the terminal to the idle command or through the GUI from the Applications menu → Programming → ??IDLE.
IDLE is the latest in integrated development environments for Python, but has a number of very interesting features that will make programming in this language much simpler than it would be programmed simply with the interpreter embedded Linux distributions that bring .
In the next installment, I will discuss one or other IDEs for Python which is much more graphic and fairly even help us when we want to develop graphical interfaces with this programming language.