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How can I get an interactive debugging shell in the Coder?


pdb.set_trace() doesn’t seem to work: the prompt appears but no input is registered.


Basically, you can’t at the moment within the PsychoPy app. The Coder interface isn’t really designed to be a full-fledged IDE, just a basic editor for newbies to get going.

For a more sophisticated editor you should look into:

  • Spyder (open source)
  • PyCharm (commercial but with a free community edition that’s great - my personal favourite)
  • WingIDE
  • many others via google

It just isn’t worth us making this a priority at the moment given the vastly superior other options

Coder feature request: file saved indicators