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Learning Python Data Visualization by Chad Adams

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Python editors

We have now installed the necessary libraries and frameworks that are required to build Python scripts, so let's pick a code editor. For first-time (and even veteran Python) developers, I recommend an IDE as an editor of choice over a plain text editor. This is mainly for two reasons. One, an IDE typically includes code hinting of some kind to give the developer an idea of what Python packages are available or even installed on the developer's system. Two, most good IDEs include Python-specific code-documentation templates and helpers that help write large code bases.

One of the more popular IDEs is Eclipse with PyDev; it's free and is a very good starter IDE for Python. We will cover Eclipse in more depth in the next sections for ...

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