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|Developer(s)||Aivar Annamaa and contributors|
4.0.2 / January 15, 2023
4.0.0b4 / August 14, 2022
|Platform||Windows, Linux, macOS|
|Type||Integrated development environment|
Thonny (/ˈθɒni/ THON-ee) is an integrated development environment for Python that is designed for beginners. It was created by Aivar Annamaa, an Estonian programmer. It supports different ways of stepping through code, step-by-step expression evaluation, detailed visualization of the call stack and a mode for explaining the concepts of references and heap.
- Line numbers
- Statement stepping without breakpoints
- Live variables during debugging
- Stepping through evaluation of the expressions (expressions get replaced by their values)
- Separate windows for executing function calls (for explaining local variables and call stack)
- Variables and memory can be explained either by using simplified model (name → value) or by using more realistic model (name → address/id → value)
- Simple pip GUI
- Support for CPython and MicroPython
- Support for running and managing files on a remote machine via SSH
- Possibility to log user actions for replaying or analyzing the programming process
The program works on Windows, macOS and Linux. It is available as a binary bundle including the recent Python interpreter or pip-installable package. It can be installed via the operating-system package manager on Debian, Raspberry Pi, Ubuntu and Fedora.
Thonny has received favorable reviews from Python and computer science education communities. It has been a recommended tool in several programming MOOCs. Since June 2017 it has been included by default in the Raspberry Pi's official operating system distribution Raspberry Pi OS.
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