PIDA – Python Integrated Development Application, a Python IDE

PIDA is the Python Integrated Development Application. It is an IDE (integrated development environment) written in Python and the GTK+ graphical toolkit.

Pida is an IDE, but one that is slightly different from other IDEs. Rather than attempting to write a set of development tools of its own, Pida uses tools that the developer has available. In this regards Pida can be used as a framework for putting together your own bespoke IDE.

Although still a young application, Pida can already boast a huge number of features because of the power of some of the tools it integrates. For example features such as code completion and syntax highlighting are well implemented in Pida’s integrated editors far better than any editor built for a commercial IDE. Pida currently features: Full code editing (syntax highlighting, code completion, automatic indenting, block commenting etc) Project management, version control management, Python debugger and profiler, GTK+ graphical user interface building and rapid application design, Pastebin integration.

Install PIDA in debian

#apt-get install pida

This will complete the installation



List of PIDA plugins

Send code to a pastebin service
PdfTex preview
PdfTex preview compiles and displays pdf documents every time the buffer is saved.
Show class/function from python file, and show compilation errors
Python Debugger
Python Debugger based on RPDB2 the WinPDB Back End
Unit Tester
Perform unit tests
Docbook browser
Browse local docbook
Todo manager
Manage a personnal todo list per project
RFC Viewer
Download RFC index, search and view RFC pages inside PIDA
This plugin, developed outside of the project, integrates lots of Bazaar function that are not included in the base version control integration

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3 thoughts on “PIDA – Python Integrated Development Application, a Python IDE

  1. JL Says:
    May 6th, 2009 at 1:36 pm248

    > How do you save a (program) file?

    When you first run Pida, a pop up asks you for your choice of editor, so if you choose Vim, Vim is your editor. To save a file in Vim, enter ‘:w ‘.

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