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Python Development and Navigation with SPE [ID:012] (2/2)

in series: Python with Stani's Python Editor (SPE)

video tutorial by Ian Ozsvald, added 03/07

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SPE is a well-featured cross-platform development environment for Python. Here I show you how to write a simple Python program, save the code, run it and navigate using the Explorer, Index and UML Viewer. Complimentary material can be found in the manual and the tutorial at

You might also want to see ShowMeDos for Wing, PyDev and IPython.

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53. fzyupturzo Tue, 05 Oct 2010 09:52

Hello, I'm a French student who learns Python by himself. I have to say it's a greatful video, and I'm certainly going download the IDE !

52. Robertres Tue, 15 Jun 2010 15:09

Clear and useful.. also for me that I'm a beginner of python

51. Sun, 16 May 2010 19:21

Thanks for the demonstration of SPE IDE.

I'm going to use it and also going to become a ShowMeDo Python student. I'll gladly join the club this week.

Thanks for making it affordable (60$). The learning paths is also something that i will find very useful.

Thank's again.


(Montréal, Québec, Canada).

50. marinir seo Sat, 10 Apr 2010 14:10

good demo

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47. marinir seo jasa seo Sun, 14 Mar 2010 12:28

Very nice introduction to SPE

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I liked your intro video tutorial on Python development with SPE. Even this basic intro showed me enough that has most positively influenced my decision to download and use SPE for my Python development.

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40. anonymous Thu, 17 Dec 2009 06:36

very nice introduction! Helps learn about great tools!

39. anonymous Wed, 16 Dec 2009 04:50

I am just exploring ShoMeDo for the first time and I have already gotten this pop-up. Having only seen one brief video on the SPE python IDE, I will say this... If there is a lot more content like the brief video I just saw, it would be a very worthwhile resource and something I would come back to and possibly even pay for after getting to know whether or not I truly used these learning paths in an in-depth way.

As far as a quick impression though, it has been a nice treat to see and hear some clear and useful information about IDE's that I am debating between. I look forward to seeing what is on offer when it comes to the language itself.

38. anonymous Sun, 13 Dec 2009 03:11

what makes this ide stand out from other products,e.g. eric4, also freely available on linux

Thanks. Good job.

36. anonymous Sat, 14 Nov 2009 22:57

Sold me on SPE. I'm a vim guy, but I'll give it a try.

35. anonymous Thu, 12 Nov 2009 15:14

great video - i didn't know how spe looks like and how to use it - i will give it a try now. thanks a lot!

Didn't know about SPE. Liked it a lot. Would like to see advanced usage

33. anonymous Tue, 06 Oct 2009 13:44

Great SPE introduction.

32. anonymous Sat, 03 Oct 2009 21:22

Thanks for the quick intro. Very usefull!!!

31. anonymous Tue, 22 Sep 2009 23:41

Thanks for the good intro to SPE. I have a long way to go.

30. anonymous Wed, 09 Sep 2009 08:01

Very good intro. Thanx!

29. anonymous Wed, 09 Sep 2009 02:56

Very nice demonstration; very succinct and clear

27. anonymous Thu, 03 Sep 2009 16:32

Thanks for these videos. I am tryign to teach a co-worker how to code python and I hope that this will let her start to use the line-by-line debugging that will help her start figuring out for herself whats going wrong!

26. anonymous Wed, 26 Aug 2009 10:23

I'm a new user of SPE. This video is very helpful to me

25. anonymous Tue, 25 Aug 2009 08:22

Very nice - I am just starting with python, no programming experience except for BASIC back in my C64 days...

I am having trouble gettin SPE up and running and was hoping to find here an install howto.

ON my windows XP, I have pytyhon installed, then got spe. when I click nothing happens.

if you have the time, a python/spe install video would prove MOST helpful.

I haven't tried this on my debian laptop install yet, but I see you run XP as well - could use some help here.

Thank you


24. anonymous Thu, 20 Aug 2009 10:14

Very good starter for SPE. I installed SPE for first time in Windows and was wondering how to use it. Thanks.

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