First post here. Haven’t used Atom much. I want to use it interactively with Python and saw that the hydrogen package seems to do what I want. I’m a bit confused as to how to use it.
I’ve followed the instructions here to install it. The first time I installed it through Atom itself, but then read that
installing from within Atom will only work if you start Atom from the command line!
so I disabled the package and deleted it and then installed it with apm. Now it doesn’t even appear in the “Packages” menu.
In the package page, under “Usage” it says:
Make sure to start Atom from the command line (with atom < directory or file >) for this package to work!
I don’t really understand this. It also seems a bit awkward in combination with the quote above, about installing it from within Atom or with apm.
Further down, under “Jank”, it says:
In order to have access to your $PATH to find where IPython and other binaries are, Atom has to be launched from the command line with atom . If you launch Atom as an app, this package won’t work.
Again this is a bit confusing. I have IPython installed in /usr/bin. Should I launch Atom like this?
So, should I install the package again from within Atom so that it shows up in the “Packge” menu? Anyway, how can I enable it to run Python code interactively?
I’m on Debian Jessie XFCE with Atom 1.8.0