Python – How to integrate in Eclipse


A little background:

  • PEP 8 is the Style Guide for Python Code. It contains the conventions all python programmers should follow.
  • is a (very useful) script that checks the code formating of a given python script, according to PEP 8.
  • Eclipse is a great IDE. With the Pydev extension, it that can be used to develop Python

I run manually when I'm scripting, but with bigger projects I prefer to use Eclipse.
It would be really useful to integrate in Eclipse/Pydev, so it can be run automatically in all the files in the project, and point to the lines containing the warnings.
Maybe there is an obvious way to do it, but I haven't found it yet.

Question is: How to integrate in Eclipse?

Best Solution

As of PyDev 2.3.0, pep8 is integrated in PyDev by default, even shipping with a default version of it.

Open Window > Preferences

It must be enabled in PyDev > Editor > Code Analysis >

Errors/Warnings should be shown as markers (as other things in the regular code analysis).

In the event a file is not analyzed, see