Eric is a Python IDE written using PyQt and QScintilla. It provides various features such as any number of open editors, an integrated (remote) debugger, project management facilities, unit test, refactoring and much more.


  • Editor with syntax highlighting, autocompletion and call tipps
  • Built-in checkers for Python (syntax, issues, style,...)
  • Built-in documentation viewer (and web browser)
  • interface to Mercurial and Subversion
  • Extensible via plug-ins

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  • Excellent IDE for Python work. Installs easily, works really well; nice and flexible.

  • It's my prefered IDE. Thank you

  • This is the fourth time and 4 different versions I have tried to get to install. Never ever works. Troubleshooting gets me to the as being at fault every time! I am learning Python and should not have to troubleshoot your install script. It has never been able to find the PyQT install location even when it is in my "Path" statement. This version is looking for "PyQT5.Core" when the actual PyQT5 install is labeled "QT5Core.dll"! So I ask "How can anyone possibly get this to install?!!" I am having trouble getting PyQT to do what I want so thought this IDE would add to the features enough to help me out. The PyQT5 "Designer" and "Assistant" work perfectly so why is this such a pain? For general info, I am on Win 7 x64. I have been using PyCharm but it does not have a GUI Builder so thought I would try this way. At this point I'm thinking of just going the route of "Build Your Own" and sticking with PyCharm since it is just the best! Thanks and maybe I'll try again next year!

  • just commenting complaints about installation on Windows OS: which I'd like to address here: Actually it was a piece of cake to install it with the following installation steps: 1 --> Python3.4 (still need to check, whether it works with Python3.5 as well) 2 --> Qt package (in my case qt-opensource-windows-x86-mingw492-5.5.1.exe) 3 --> PyQt package (PyQt5-5.5.1-gpl-Py3.4-Qt5.5.1-x32.exe) with QScintilla 4 --> eric6-6.0.11 (important: in a shell with admin rights!) I was close to be lost as well with installing eric on Win OS, which in my view mainly stems from an outdated / imprecise description at the eric homepage. Hope, this does the trick for others as well ...

  • There is no way install and run this project! I am using Windows7 x64 OS .. I tried again and again to install Eric6; Too much complicated installation process. I lost 3 days for try to use that project! But no way! Is someone install and run Eric IDE on Windows x64 system?! There dozen source code; But there is not a 1 click installation progress! I installed Qt5; PyQt; QScintilla2; sip but not running!

    3 users found this review helpful.
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