July 27, 2018

How to Install PyDev, Free Eclipse Based Python Editor


PyDev is a free Python Editor based on Eclipse. See http://www.pydev.org/.


  1. Install Python - Download Python.
  2. Install Java 8 - Download Java SE.
  3. Download Eclipse 4.6 (Neon) - Download Eclipse 4.6 (Neon).

After installing Python and Java, unzip Eclipse zip file to a new directory.

Installation PyDev

Click Help > Install New Software... and enter select PyDev for Eclipse.

Then Next, Accept License Agreement, Finish and when requested to Restart, restart.

Configuration PyDev

Click Window > Preferences > PyDev > Interpreter and set python home.

Test PyDev

Click File > New > Project > PyDev > PyDev project and fillout.

Then create a new Python Module. First select your new python project then File > New > Other and select Python Module.

Then enter a Name for the class and optionally a package name.

Finally select Module Main

Write some simple code

if __name__ == '__main__':
    print("Hello World!")

Then to run press Ctrl + F11 or from the menu Run > Run.

Happy Python coding!