Last Site Update: March 22nd, 2017 | Latest Version: 5.6.0







PyDev LiClipse

Getting it up and running in your computer...

PyDev development

PyDev is open source and depends on your contributions! This may be in the form of bug fixes, answers on stackoverflow, new features...

Another option is financially supporting it at: Patreon (which provides a way to support it monthly and get rewards starting with $1).

Or through 1-time contributions at:


Search PyDev-related content

Favorite at Eclipse Marketplace

'Quick Install':


Get LiClipse from (and help supporting PyDev) and use a native installer with PyDev builtin.

Update Manager

Go to the update manager (Help > Install New Software) and add:   (for latest version)   or   (for nightly build)   

and follow the Eclipse steps.

Note: View to browse the update sites for other versions.

Zip File

An alternative is just getting the zip file and extracting it yourself in eclipse.

For Eclipse 3.4 onwards, you can extract it in the 'dropins' folder (and restart Eclipse).

For Eclipse 3.2 and 3.3, you have to make sure the plugins folder is extracted on top of the Eclipse plugins folder and restart with '-clean'.


First time users are strongly advised to read the PyDev Getting Started which explains how to properly configure PyDev.

Standalone install

PyDev is available in LiClipse, which provides a hassle free (and OS-native) experience to install it.

Note that by supporting LiClipse you also directly support the development PyDev itself.

See the LiClipse homepage for details on getting it.

Also, if using Django-templates, Mako or RST, LiClipse is the recommended install as it provides support for those languages (among others such as C++, CoffeScript, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, etc.), along with theming support -- which is especially nice for dark themes -- if you're into it :)


  • Java 8: Important: If you don't have java 8, the update process may appear to succeed, but PyDev will simply not show in the target installation. See PyDev does not appear after install! below for details on how to fix that.

At least one of:


Note if using Eclipse standalone: Python and IronPython require only the Platform Runtime Binary (get from - download around 45-50 MB), and Jython also requires JDT.

Requirements for Profiling

To profile your programs, PyVmMonitor is required and integrated through the profile view inside PyDev (window > show view > other > PyDev > profile).

PyDev does not appear after install!

Well, the main issue at this time is that PyDev requires Java 8 in order to run. So, if you don't want to support PyDev by going the LiClipse route (which is mostly a PyDev standalone plus some goodies), you may have to go through some loops to make sure that you're actually using Java 8 to run Eclipse/PyDev (as explained below).

All OSes

Make sure you download/install the latest Java 8 JRE or JDK, try restarting to see if it got it automatically.

I.e.: in help > about > installation details > configuration check if it's actually using the java 8 version you pointed at.

If it didn't get it automatically, follow the instructions from: to add the -vm argument to eclipse.ini on "Specifying the JVM" to specify the java 8 vm (this should also be used in case you just extracted java and didn't override the default system installation).

Note on Mac OS: You can use the command "/usr/libexec/java_home -v 1.8" to get the base path for the JVM (though you also need to append "/bin/java" to the output of said command to the -vm arg in eclipse.ini).

Need to use older Eclipse/Java

If you need to use an older version of Eclipse/Java, below is the latest PyDev version to be used based on your requisites.

  • Eclipse 4.5, Java 8: PyDev 5.2.0
  • Eclipse 3.8, Java 7: PyDev 4.5.5
  • Eclipse 3.x, Java 6: PyDev 2.8.2
  • Note: PyDev 5.6.0 only supports Python 2.6 onwards.

URLs for PyDev as Eclipse plugin

Urls to use when updating with the Eclipse update manager:

Latest version:

Nightly builds:

Browse other versions (open in browser):

Get zip releases

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