What are the best Python IDEs?

To run Python programs easily, you can use any of the below given IDEs.


IDLE is Python’s Integrated Development and Learning Environment. IDLE has the following features −

  • Cross-platform: works mostly the same on Windows, Unix, and macOS.

  • Python shell window (interactive interpreter) with colorizing of code input, output, and error messages.

  • Multi-window text editor with multiple undo, Python colorizing, smart indent, call tips, auto completion, and other features.

  • Search within any window, replace within editor windows, and search through multiple files (grep).

  • Debugger with persistent breakpoints, stepping, and viewing of global and local namespaces.

  • Configuration, browsers, and other dialogs.


Jupyter is a free software with open standards, and web services for interactive computing across all programming languages. Jupyter supports over 40 programming languages, including Python, R, Julia, and Scala.

Jupyter includes JupyterLab and Jupyter Notebook. Jupyter Notebooks can be shared with others using email, Dropbox, GitHub and the Jupyter Notebook Viewer. Deploy the Jupyter Notebook to thousands of users in your organization on centralized infrastructure on- or off-site.

Jupyter includes JupyterLab and Jupyter Notebook. The Jupyter Notebook is the original web application for creating and sharing computational documents. It offers a simple, streamlined, document-centric experience.


PyCharm is an IDE to run Python Programs. It has two Edition, PyCharm Community and PyCharm Professional. PyCharm Community is free and open-source. It provides smart code completion, code inspections, on-the-fly error highlighting and quick-fixes, along with automated code refactorings and rich navigation capabilities.

PyCharm offers great framework-specific support for modern web development frameworks such as Django, Flask, Google App Engine, Pyramid, and web2py.

PyCharm integrates with IPython Notebook, has an interactive Python console, and supports Anaconda as well as multiple scientific packages including matplotlib and NumPy.

VS Code

Visual Studio Code is a code editor redefined and optimized for building and debugging modern web and cloud applications. Debug code right from the editor. Launch or attach to your running apps and debug with break points, call stacks, and an interactive console.

Working with Git and other SCM providers has never been easier. Review diffs, stage files, and make commits right from the editor. Push and pull from any hosted SCM service.

Install extensions to add new languages, themes, debuggers, and to connect to additional services. Extensions run in separate processes, ensuring they won't slow down your editor.

With Microsoft Azure you can deploy and host your React, Angular, Vue, Node, Python (and more!) sites, store and query relational and document-based data, and scale with serverless computing, all with ease, all from within VS Code.


Atom is a free and open-source text and source code editor for macOS, Linux, and Microsoft Windows. Atom works across operating systems. Use it on OS X, Windows, or Linux.

Atom is a desktop application built with HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and Node.js integration. It runs on Electron, a framework for building cross platform apps using web technologies.

Search for and install new packages or create your own right from Atom. Choose from thousands of open-source packages that add new features and functionality to Atom, or build a package from scratch and publish it for everyone else to use.

It's easy to customize and style Atom. Tweak the look and feel of your UI with CSS/Less, and add major features with HTML and JavaScript.

Spyder IDE

Spyder is a free and open source scientific environment written in Python, for Python, and designed by and for scientists, engineers and data analysts. It features a unique combination of the advanced editing, analysis, debugging, and profiling functionality of a comprehensive development tool with the data exploration, interactive execution, deep inspection, and beautiful visualization capabilities of a scientific package.

Spyder’s multi-language Editor pane is the key element of the IDE, where you can create, open, and modify source files. The Editor offers a variety of core features, such as autocompletion, real-time analysis, syntax highlighting, horizontal and vertical splitting, and much more. In addition, it integrates a number of powerful tools for an easy to use, efficient editing experience.

Debugging in Spyder is supported through integration with the enhanced ipdb debugger in the IPython Console. This allows breakpoints and the execution flow to be viewed and controlled right from the Spyder GUI, as well as with all the familiar IPython console commands.

Sublime Text

Sublime Text is a shareware cross-platform source code editor. It natively supports many programming languages and markup languages.

The auto complete engine provides smart completions based on existing code in a project. The syntax highlighting engine handles non-deterministic grammars, multi-line constructs, lazy embeds and syntax inheritance.

Eclipse PyDev

PyDev is a Python IDE for Eclipse, which is used in Python, Jython and IronPython development. It is actually a third-party plugin. Following are some of its features −

  • Django integration
  • Code completion
  • Code completion with auto import
  • Type hinting
  • Code analysis
  • Go to definition
  • Refactoring
  • Debugger
  • Remote debugger
  • Find Referrers in Debugger
  • Tokens browser
  • Interactive console
  • Unittest integration
  • Code coverage
  • PyLint integration