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Starting a Python project with PyDev [ID:140] (6/10)
 Ian Ozsvald
I am the co-founder of ShowMeDo (see http://showmedo.com/about), author of `The Screencasting Handbook <http://thescreencastinghandbook.com>`_ and the founder of the professional screencast production ...
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PyDev is a powerful and free development environment for Python. It extends the Eclipse platform and runs on any reasonably-powerful modern computer (it is more heavy-weight than IDLE). This first episode (of three) shows you how to start a new project inside PyDev
I show you how to start a PyDev project (including the location of files on the hard-drive), create a new source file (numbers.py) and find that file via the command line so that you can run the script at the DOS prompt. We go on to use Ctrl-F11 to 'Run Last Launched' and to run the code with debugging support (I go on to use the debugger in two episodes time). By the end of the video you will be comfortable writing and running your own scripts inside PyDev.
In this video I use Eclipse 3.2 and PyDev 1.2.5. The author of PyDev (Fabio Zadrozny) has created two PyDev videos which will give you further information about starting with PyDev (don't forget to comment a word of Thanks for Fabio over at his set!).
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