Open Source PyCharm Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to PyCharm is Atom, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to PyCharm and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to PyCharm are Eclipse (Free, Open Source), VSCodium (Free, Open Source), Geany (Free, Open Source) and Apache NetBeans (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 13, 2021

    1. Atom is an open-source, Electron based text editor with a massive ecosystem of plugins and themes that are easily accessible through a built-in package manager. Being built with Electron, it uses web technology (HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Node.
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      Atom vs PyCharm opinions
      Some users think Atom is a great alternative to PyCharm, some don't.
      Atom is a text editor, not an ide
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

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      alexprange Pycharm is full feature IDE... Atom is a text editor with some advanced features as is visual studio code and sublime. Next best after Pycharm Is Anaconda
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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    2. Eclipse is an extensible development platform with runtimes and application frameworks for building, deploying and managing software across the entire software lifecycle.
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      Most users think Eclipse is a great alternative to PyCharm.


    3. This repository contains a build file to generate FLOSS release binaries of Microsoft's VSCode.
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      VSCodo without Microsoft tracking and fully open-source — get the beginner-friendliness of VSCode without any tracking!
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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    4. Geany is a small and lightweight Integrated Development Environment. It was developed to provide a small and fast IDE, which has only a few dependencies from other packages.
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      No debugger and inspection of data structures. This is an essential feature for Python as it is a dynamically typed language.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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    5. Development Environment, Tooling Platform and Application Framework.
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    6. Qt Creator is a cross-platform C++, JavaScript and QML integrated development environment which is part of the SDK for the Qt Framework.
      Qt Creator vs PyCharm opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Qt Creator is still a legitimate alternative to PyCharm, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      this has nothing to do with python... so i dont think it is comparable to pycharm which is a fully featured python IDE
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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    7. Bluefish is a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and webdesigners, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code. Bluefish supports many programming and markup languages, and it focuses on editing dynamic and interactive websites.
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      Completely free enterprise-ready Python distribution for large-scale data processing, predictive analytics, and scientific computing. Includes 100+ of the most popular Python packages for science, math, engineering, data analysis. Cross platform on Linux, Windows, Mac.
    8. A cross-platform IDE for C, C++, Python, QML/JavaScript and PHP.
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      KDevelop vs PyCharm opinions
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      Have support for python language, built in syntax check, remote file edit trough fish protocol, more lightweight than PyCharm, pep8 style guide support, autocompletion, and much more...
      Positive comment 4 months ago

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      CodeLite is an open-source, cross platform IDE for the C/C++/PHP and Node.js programming languages.
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