Yesterday I tried to get Eclipse and PyDev installed on my MacBook Pro (running Mavericks). After a couple of hours of struggling I gave up and discovered LiClipse which is a highly recommended system for working with Python and many other languages from the Eclipse framework.
I used a clean OS X Mavericks virtual machine to get my installation nailed down, especially important since I wanted to work with Python 3.x.
Download and install:
- Python 3.x.
- Java 7.
- LiClipse: click the Google Drive link, select the latest version (currently 0.9.6), click and download the OS X file (currently liclipse_0.9.6_macosx.cocoa.x86_64.dmg), then install using all default options.
Eject all download package (DMG) folders on the desktop.
Use Finder and go to Applications, open the liclipse folder, then drag the LiClipse app to the dock.
Run LiClipse. If a software update prompt appears for Java SE 6 then install…
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