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Experimental Python 3 IDE which aims at both textual and graphical representation of a code. The graphics is automatically re-generated while the code is typed

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Codimension is yet another free experimental Python IDE licensed under GPL v3.

Codimension aims to provide an integrated system for:

  • traditional text-based code editing, and
  • diagram-based code analysis.

At the moment a few graphics oriented features are implemented. One of the major (and the most visible) is a generation of a control flow diagram while the code is typed. The screenshot below shows the main area divided into two parts. The left one is a traditional text editor while the right one is a generated diagram. The diagram is updated when the IDE detects a pause in typing the code.



The IDE implements many of the typical features to support the development process. The uniqueness of the IDE however is in the graphics representation of the code. Thus the main focus of the project is to implement more features for the graphics pane.


Note: python 3.5/3.6/3.7 is required

The IDE is pip installable:

pip install codimension

Some features (like building a dependency diagram) require a system wide availabele packages. Their installation depends on a system. E.g. on Ubuntu you would need to do the following:

sudo apt-get install graphviz


The IDE depends on a couple of the binary modules which are compiled at the time of the installation. So your system needs a g++ compiler installed as well as python interpreter header files. To install the required packages on Ubuntu you would need to do the following:

sudo apt-get install g++
sudo apt-get install python3-dev
sudo apt-get install libpcre3-dev

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