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Attribute Ratings

  • Atom is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
  • Python IDLE is rated higher in 1 area: Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

9.7

Atom

97%
30 Ratings
8.5

Python IDLE

85%
5 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Atom

100%
1 Rating

Python IDLE

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Atom

90%
2 Ratings
10.0

Python IDLE

100%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.4

Atom

84%
24 Ratings
8.0

Python IDLE

80%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

10.0

Atom

100%
2 Ratings

Python IDLE

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Open Source

Atom is great for developers looking for a completely hackable experience. There is a ton of plugins available to you, and you can really build an editor that matches your own personal taste. The performance is also pretty neat and does not impact your CPU as much as the competition.
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Python Software Foundation

IDLE is a good option to run small scripts directly on the console, and that's it. It is a good exit when you don't want or need to open a proper IDE like Pycharm.
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Pros

Open Source

  • Atom is highly customizable and allows for various themes and extensions that can make your code easier to read.
  • Atom has many code hinting features that allow users to write faster and integrate with services likeLINT that can clean up your code once your done to meet your internal teams style choices.
  • It's very fast and manages projects well - Accessing other files within a related folder(s) is very easy and intuitive.
  • It's free!
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Python Software Foundation

  • Firstly, I would say Python IDLE interface is user friendly.
  • Easy to learn for the beginners.
  • Syntax highlighting is nice features.
  • Smart indent helps a lot.
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Cons

Open Source

  • There should be a better user tips manual page to learn keyboard shortcuts
  • It would also be beneficial if mathematical and data analytic tools were added
  • it has quite high start-up timing when you open large projects to work on it
  • Sometimes, atom closed suddenly and do not open again
  • It still lacks better options with the previews even though there are already some by users adding plugins
  • It doesn't have self-correct features for lint errors, unlike IntelliJ
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Python Software Foundation

  • More user-friendly tutorials
  • Easier output format
  • Quick intro guide to new features
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Pricing Details

Atom

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Atom editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Python IDLE

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Python IDLE editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Open Source

      Well Atom is open source so the re-new is a no brainer. The only way I would stop using Atom is if the developers somehow made it not function well. Or, if the project got forked to a commercial version or something. Or, there could be the case that development stops or that it was not updated on this or that platform
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      Python Software Foundation

      No answers on this topic

      Usability

      Open Source

      I give Atom a 9 because it is one of the most modern text editors built with JavaScript intentionally to allow the editor to be changed and modified with custom functionality that a team may need. I think I would otherwise give atom an 8 due to support, but it gets a 9/10 because of the extensibility/plugin capability.
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      Python Software Foundation

      The IDE Python IDLE is a good place to start as it helps you become familiar with the way Python works and understand its syntax.
      This IDE allows you to configure the environment, font, size, colors, .....
      It also looks like any simple text editor for any operating system, I work with Windows or Linux interchangeably, and you don't have to learn to use the IDE before programming.
      Once the IDE is executed you can start programming directly in it.
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      Support Rating

      Open Source

      Atom has an active forum and a Slack group where you can ask technical questions. Occasionally, the authors will pop in to answer a few questions here and there, but most of the time, its other helpful users who will assist you. Though they aren't the most knowledgeable, they are at least timely.
      As for plugin support, that differs with each plugin, but as I mentioned before, many plugins are no longer maintained.
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      Python Software Foundation

      Python IDLE support is what the community can give you. As it is free software, it does not have support provided by the manufacturer or by third-parties.
      In any case, for most of the problems that normal users can find, the solution, or alternatives, can be found quickly online.
      As this IDE is made in Python, the support is the same group of Python developers.
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      Implementation Rating

      Open Source

      Just download and install
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      Python Software Foundation

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Open Source

      They are both pretty good; however, Sublime is free to use but on a trial basis. Atom is free open source. Sublime doesn't have the Github integration or a project file browser. Sublime does have a workspace view option but haven't really used it as much as Atom.
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      Python Software Foundation

      Python IDLE is very easy to use compared to PyCharm. So for simple python scripting, Python IDLE is preferable to PyCharm, which has relatively steep learning curve. Compared to Python IDLE, PyCharm is more resource intensive, which may be worth it when comes to large projects, but PyChram does not provide any extra value for simple scripting.
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      Return on Investment

      Open Source

      • The tool we use when we need quick fixes. Allows fast, reliable scripting to fix urgent problems in our applications.
      • When applications grow from 5-10 files to 100's, they need to be migrated to a heavier-duty IDE. This can be cumbersome and quite annoying, but is necessary to maintain code integrity on such a large scale (since it cannot be done with the limited default toolset of Atom).
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      Python Software Foundation

      • In a short time, we were able to develop several ML models for various teams to make accurate decisions.
      • Beginners can easily understand and adapt to GUI.
      • We could automate several manual validation tasks and so could reduce human intervention.
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