Run Python in Atom. Python is one of the best versatile programming languages right now in the software market. Python can be used for Web Development, Gui Development, software development, System Administration and much more.
Atom is a beautiful and powerful text editor. Atom is free and Open Source. The difference between IDE and TEXT EDITOR is in IDE script can be run whereas in Text editor script can only be edited. Example of Python IDE is Pycharm. Pycharm is a very good IDE to execute your python scripts with auto-completion, packages etc. Sometimes it takes time to load and heavy for your pc to handle. So if you are looking for an alternative, Atom is one of the best tools available which is not an IDE
But Atom Editor is a great tool with many packages that helps you to run Python in Atom Editor.
INSTALL ATOM EDITOR
If Atom is not installed on your windows yet, Download and Install Atom before we proceed on how to configure Atom to run python scripts.
Once Downloaded, Install Atom and Follow the On Screen Instructions to complete the process.
INSTALL SCRIPT PACKAGE
You need to Install a simple package “Script” from Atom official website.
Go to Install Script Package
Click on Install, a popup will come up to open Atom application, Click Open Atom
Once Atom application is opened, Script package is shown in the settings tab. Click Install to start the installation.
It takes a minute or 2 to finish the installation, be patient and wait for the package installation to complete.
That’s all you can run your python script now in the atom editor.
Shortcut to run py script – CTRL+SHIFT+B
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