How to Set up Python Development Environment in Atom


If you want to use Atom as your Code editor then you’ll find this post helpful. Here in this article, I am Going to show you How to Set up Python Development Environment in Atom.

Atom is probably the best open-source code editor Available online. This allows you to use almost all of the programming language at one Place without any difficulty. For example, if you Use Python IDE like PyCharm then you will notice that it does not provide you good tools if you are using other languages like HTML, CSS, JavaScript as well in your Project. But code editors like Atom and VsCode Editor is customizable as per the need of the user.

So without waiting, Let’s get started.

Set up Python Development Environment in Atom

Set up Python Development Environment in Atom

Sure there are tons of Code editor available for your Online waiting to Install, Most of them are even free. But Atom is personally my Favorite. Not only it is open source but because I can customize it fully as per my need. From the Themes, Fonts Everything here is Customizable.

We can even expand the functionality by Adding the packages as per our needs. Do you forget to save your Projects? use Autosave package, Lazy to type whole code? use Autocomplete packages. There is a package available for all of your need and it has a very large community of coders.

First, install Few Packages

You can start writing Python code right away in the atom. Just open the code editor, Write code, Save the file as .py file and run it with your Terminal. But if you want to set up Your Python development environment where you can Easily work then there is few packages that you need to Install.


Most of the programmers are Lazy, That’s why they create programs that do the Boring repeating task for them. If you belong to out Lazy coder community then you will find Autocomplete Python package very very helpful. This Will not only suggest you code but it also presents your best matching code from all over the Documentations of Python Packages.

If you can even search Questions on Stackoverflow while writing the Code. This Package uses Kite free version.

Atom File Icons

There is ton’s of File Icons packages are out there on Atom library. You can choose from them the one which fits you. It’ll make it easy for you to distinguish between different file Types without reading file names.

Linter-flake8 Package

This is a Modular Source code checker tool for you. You also need to Install the Flake 8 using pip to use this tool. One of the most recommends tools so you won’t make silly mistakes.

Minimap package

Once your Code becomes very long, It’s very hard to Find a particular code or Something in your Code. The Minimap helps you in this case.

python-autopep 8 package

This package automatically formats your Python Code to the Latest style guide.

Atom beautify

Not only for python but for most of the major Programming/Script languages it beautifies your Code in the atom code editor.

So that’s all you need to install to Set up Python Development Environment in Atom. If you have any questions in your mind then you can Ask in the Comment section.


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