Emacs Python Development Environment
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Elpy, the Emacs Lisp Python Environment

Elpy is an Emacs package to bring powerful Python editing to Emacs. It combines and configures a number of other packages, both written in Emacs Lisp as well as Python.

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Elpy is fully documented at readthedocs.io:


Quick Installation

First, install the required Python packages::

# Either of these
pip install rope
pip install jedi
# flake8 for code checks
pip install flake8
# importmagic for automatic imports
pip install importmagic
# and autopep8 for automatic PEP8 formatting
pip install autopep8
# and yapf for code formatting
pip install yapf

One-line install: pip install jedi flake8 importmagic autopep8

Evaluate this in your *scratch* buffer:

(require 'package)
(add-to-list 'package-archives
             '("elpy" . "https://jorgenschaefer.github.io/packages/"))

Then run M-x package-refresh-contents to load the contents of the new repository, and M-x package-install RET elpy RET to install elpy.

Finally, add the following to your .emacs:




For questions regarding Elpy, do not hesitate to open an issue on github or visit us on IRC, channel #emacs-elpy on irc.freenode.net.


This project is free software: You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

Thank You

If you would like to support this work, you can become a patreon:


Please note that this is completely voluntary, and does not make you more important than others when it comes to issues, feature requests or anything. I appreciate donations, but do not feel compelled to spend money, and do not feel bad if you don't.