The Eric Python IDE

eric Download and Installation

Download is available from Sourceforge. Alternatively you may download the latest snapshot release.

eric6 IDE

Note: Windows® users should download the .zip archive.

eric6 plug-ins

The plug-in extensions can be loaded from within eric6 by selecting Plugins ➡ Plugin Repository. The source code for the plug-ins is available via the "eric Code" page (see sidebar for the link to this page).

Installation

In order to install eric and its pre-requisites follow these steps.

Linux

As an alternative to the second step you may create a Python Virtual Environment and install eric into this. The install script will ask for permission to install Python packages not found but required.

macOS

As an alternative to the second step you may create a Python Virtual Environment and install eric into this. The install script will ask for permission to install Python packages not found but required.

Windows

What to do after installation

When eric is started the very first time it will recognized that it has not been configured and will open the configuration dialog. Although sensible default values for all configuration parameters have been selected it is recommended to browse through the various configuration pages. Especially the Debugger, Editor, Python and Qt pages may be of interest.

Optional Installations

eric supports and interfaces to several tools useful for development. The following list gives references to the some of them. This will allow you to make full use of the eric IDE and the offered plug-ins: