Setting up your QGIS IDE

The Eclipse IDE and the PyDev plugin are cross-platform and free, and they possess advanced debugging tools.

Note

You can refer to http://pydev.org/manual_101_install.html in order to install PyDev correctly.

This tool makes an excellent PyQGIS IDE. Eclipse allows you to have multiple Python interpreters configured for different Python environments. When you install PyDev, it automatically finds the Python installations. On Windows, you also need to add the Python interpreter, installed with PyQGIS. On all platforms, you must tell PyDev where the PyQGIS libraries are.

Getting ready

This recipe uses Eclipse and PyDev. You can use the latest version of both the packages supported by your operating system. All platforms, except ...

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