Installing Python Package


#1

Where is the package for Python and how does one install it?
NormanS


#2

What exactly do you mean by “Python package”? If you mean syntax highlighting, Atom comes with language-python for that. If you mean tools, there are various packages for that, just try searching the packages for “python”. Could you be a bit more specific please?

To install a package, you can go to Atom’s settings and go to “Install” and search for a package, then just click the install button.


#3
  • For the term, /Python Pack//age/, see GitHub
    https://github.com/atom/language-python.
    • My copy of Atom does not list ANY packages in the /Sett//ings /tab.
      Instead of a list of packages, what appears is a table listing the
      following items:
      o Bracket Matcher
      o Command Pallete
      o Dev Live Reload
      o (13 more headings)

I may be making an incorrect inference: I’m under the impression that a
/Python Pa//ckage/ would convert /Atom /into a /Python Editor/ capable
of identifying errors on the fly – for example, syntax errors.

NormanS


#4

Ok, first, the packages would be listed under Settings->Packages (sorry if you checked there, I may’ve misunderstood).

Second, I believe what you’re looking for is a Python linter. A great one is linter-python-pep8, it even has instructions for how to install it’s dependencies.


#5

What you’re looking for is a linter package. The most popular choice is probably the linter package alongside your preferred lint provider for Python.


#6

Thank you; I’ll look into the link you gave me.

NormanS


#7

Thank you for your guidance.

NormanS