How to Configure Python Interpreter in Eclipse
Python is an interactive and more accessible language than any other programming language. The python programming language uses a variety of libraries to perform the operations in a faster way. The python language can also be used in web development; Django and Flask are the frameworks used to create web applications using Python. In Python, indentation is the main concept; if we do not follow proper indentation, then the program will not run properly, and we will get an error in the output.
The python interpreter can be installed on our computer to run the program successfully; we can do this operation using the Google python class. The python development environment is the stage which helps python programmers use Eclipse to develop the python programming language. The python development environment ( pyDev ) first requires the python interpreter that must be installed on our computer.
Then we require the Eclipse integrated development environment to configure the python interpreter using Eclipse. The python interpreter can be installed using the Google python class, which will provide step-by-step process for the installation of the python interpreter.
Installation of Python Interpreter
The installation of the Python can be obtained with the help of the google python class. The most updated version of Python available in windows is python 3.x.x; we can download this version of the python interpreter from the python.org.download page. After downloading the python 3. x.x from the download page, we need to run the Python installer and accept all the default tabs. This operation will install Python in our windows and directly set up some file associations required to install the python interpreter in our windows.
Now open the command prompt; we can open the command prompt directly by typing cmd in the run dialogue; then, in this command prompt, we should be able to run the Python hello.py program in our command prompt, which will return the Hello world in the output.
Installation of Eclipse
Eclipse is an open source which is used for the development of the frameworks which are used for the development of the software. Eclipse is the software's integrated development environment ( IDE ). Eclipse is not dedicated to only one programming language; it can be used in many programming languages such as Java, C, C++, Python and many others. Eclipse can be downloaded using the Eclipse Installer page; from the Eclipse Installer page, we need to select the required operating such as windows or Linux.
Installation of Pydev:
The python development environment ( pyDev ) can be installed using the following instructions, then select the installation of the pyDev; in this, we need to enter the URL for installing the pydev in our computer.
HTTP:// pydev.org/ updates
This command is used to install the most updated form of the pydev on our computer. The most updated form of the pydev is available in Python 3.7.1
Configuration of the Pydev:
The python development will work properly with Eclipse only when we configure the pydev. Now from the Eclipse menu, we need to choose the windows; this operation will bring the preferences dialogue box, and then from the dialog box, choose the pydev or interpreter python:
Now select the Quick Auto-config in Eclipse, an open-source IDE that will be used to develop the software. Now, from the Quick Auto-config, select the Python 3 version available. If no versions of the Python are available, then we need to follow the corresponding steps. Suppose already a version of the Python is present in Eclipse. In that case, we need to remove the already existing version of the Python using the Remove button and now follow the corresponding steps:
Now we need to select the New button in the Eclipse IDE and select the required interpreter from it. In this case, the interpreter is the python interpreter. Then we need to browse the location of the python.exe file available on our computer and open the file in the interpreter. Finally, we need to select all the default configurations and then; we need to press Ok.After this process, we need to insert the required libraries, and the Eclipse IDE will automate the process, and we can start the python programming in the interpreter successfully.