How to install Thonny Python IDE on Ubuntu

Thonny is a free and open source Python IDE for Windows, MacOS and Linux. It is best for beginners for its easy to use and build-in python configuration. It comes with Built-in Debugger, you can explore the variable via variable explorer, code completion and support for syntax errors and explain scopes. You can also install install 3rd party packages easily in Thonny IDE. Some other features are Heap, Stack, Assistant and Object Inspector. It is released under Mit License.

Thonny Python IDE

Install Thonny Python IDE on Ubuntu

Thonny Python IDE via the Linux installer script. It will download and install Thonny Python IDE and python on your system.

Open your terminal software (ctrl+alt+t) and run the below command.

bash <(wget -O - https://thonny.org/installer-for-linux)

Then enter to confirm the Thonny and python installation. This Thonny installer script will install Thonny and Python on your system. You can open Thonny Python IDE from application list.

Or you can run from the installed folder. For me its installed in “/home/manikandan/apps/thonny/bin/thonny” . Here “manikandan” is my user name. You will get the installation path at the end of thonny installation process.

cd /home/manikandan/apps/thonny/bin/
./thonny

You can uninstall Tonny via below command.

cd /home/manikandan/apps/thonny/bin/
./uninstall

Install Thonny Python IDE via pip:

If you want to install Thonny Python IDE via pip then run the below command. If you don’t have pip in your system . Install it via below link.

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How to install pip on Ubuntu

Then in your terminal run this Thonny Python IDE pip installation command. It will install Thonny.

sudo pip3 install thonny

Install Thonny Python IDE via apt:

You can also install Thonny IDE via the Ubuntu repositories but this is not a recommended way because it may not be the latest version. In terminal run

sudo apt update
sudo apt install thonny

That’s it.

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