IDE and Editor

PyCharm

Which Version to select?

Students of the TU-Dresden can use the professional version of PyCharm (and most of the JetBrains products) for free for educational use. Go to Jetbrains-Students and fill out the form, note that you have to use your university email address (@tu-dresden.de, @msx.tu-dresden.de, @mailbox.tu-dresden.de). You will receive your license key via email there.

Help

Fix own files not being found by import-statements

This usually means that the project root is not the same as the source-root. To test this, try importing from "src.[filename]" or "[folder_name].src.[filename]". Note that this will still prevent the script from running correctly on the brick, so now we have to make the old import-statement work.

  • Open PyCharm (…​) and your project

  • Select "File>Settings"

  • Go to "Project: [name]>Project Structure"

  • Navigate to the src folder of your project and select it.

  • Press "Sources" (blue folder) to mark the selected src-folder as a sources-folder.

  • Press Apply and OK, the modules should now also be found locally and offer correct auto-completion (might take some seconds or restarting PyCharm to update)


Visual Studio Code

Microsoft offers its IDE not only for Windows, but also Linux and Mac operating systems. You can download the software directly from their website.

Please be aware of the fact that VSCode IS NOT an IDE but more like an advanced text editor.
It can be complicated to configure e.g. execution of unit-test using VSCode or do other things an IDE can do natively.

We do not give configuration support for VSCode, only for PyCharm or other "real" IDEs.

When working with EV3, VSCode offers to download specific python environments and/or images.
DO NOT DOWNLOAD THEM, USE OUR IMAGE AND VERSION 1 OF THE ev3dev-python BINDINGS!