awesome Python autocompletion with SublimeText
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SublimeJEDI is a Sublime Text 3 and Sublime Text 2 and plugin to the awesome autocomplete library Jedi

Python Vesion Support

Sublime Jedi Plugin Branch Jedi version Python 2.6.x Python 2.7.x Python 3.x Sublime Text 2 Sublime Text 3
>= 0.12.0 master 0.12.0
< 0.12.0 st2 0.11.1


with Git

cd ~/.config/sublime-text-2/Packages/
git clone "Jedi - Python autocompletion"

with Sublime Package Control

  1. Open command pallet (default: ctrl+shift+p)
  2. Type package control install and select command Package Control: Install Package
  3. Type Jedi and select Jedi - Python autocompletion

Additional info about to use Sublime Package Control you can find here:


Python interpreter settings

By default SublimeJEDI will use default Python interpreter from the PATH. Also you can set different interpreter for each Sublime Project.

To set project related Python interpreter you have to edit yours project's settings file. By default file name look like <project name>.sublime-project

You can set Python interpreter, and additional python package directories, using for example the following:

# <project name>.sublime-project
    // ...

    "settings": {
        // ...
        "python_virtualenv": "$project_path/../../virtual/",
        "python_interpreter": "$project_path/../../virtual/bin/python",

        "python_package_paths": [

NOTE: You can configure python_interpreter and python_virtualen at the same time, no problem with that. If you configure python_interpreter alone, the python_virtualen will be inferred so it will be 2 directories above python_interpreter. If you configure python_virtualen alone, the python_interpreter will be always where ever python_virtualen plus 'bin/python'. If you don't configure any of this then the default Python environment of your system will be used.

NOTE: Please note that Python will goes through the directories from "python_package_paths" to search for modules and files. In other words, each item in "python_package_paths" list is a directory with extra packages and modules, not a direct path to package or module.

When setting paths, Sublime Text Build System Variables and OS environment variables are automatically expanded. Note that using placeholders and substitutions, like in regular Sublime Text Build System paths is not supported.

SublimeREPL integration

By default completion for SublimeREPL turned off. If you want use autocompletion feature of SublimeJEDI in a repl, please set enable_in_sublime_repl: true in User/sublime_jedi.sublime-setting or in your project setting.

Autocomplete on DOT

If you want auto-completion on dot, you can define a trigger in the Sublime User or Python preferences:

# User/Preferences.sublime-settings or User/Python.sublime-settings
    // ...
    "auto_complete_triggers": [{"selector": "source.python", "characters": "."}],

If you want auto-completion ONLY on dot and not while typing, you can set (additionally to the trigger above):

# User/Preferences.sublime-settings or User/Python.sublime-settings
    // ...
    "auto_complete_selector": "-",

Goto / Go Definition

Find function / variable / class definition

Shortcuts: CTRL+SHIFT+G

Mouse binding, was disabled, becase it's hard to keep ST default behavior. Now you can bind CTRL + LeftMouseButton by themself in this way:

# User/Default.sublime-mousemap
    "modifiers": ["ctrl"], "button": "button1",
    "command": "sublime_jedi_goto",
    "press_command": "drag_select"

NOTE: You can configure the behavior of this command by changing the setting follow_imports. If this setting is True (default behavior) you will travel directly to where the term was defined or declared. If you want to travel back step by step the import path of the term then set this to False.

Find Related Names ("Find Usages")

Find function / method / variable / class usage, definition.

Shortcut: ALT+SHIFT+F.

Show Python Docstring

Show docstring as tooltip.

For ST2: Show docstring in output panel.

Shortcut: CTRL+ALT+D.

Styling Python Docstring

If available mdpopups is used to display the docstring tooltips. To modify the style please follow mdpopups' styling guide.

Basically a Packages/User/mdpopups.css is required to define your own style.

To specify rules which apply to Jedi tooltips only, use .jedi selector as displayed in the following example.

/* JEDI's python function signature */
.jedi .highlight {
    font-size: 1.1rem;

/* JEDI's docstring titles
  h6 is used to highlight special keywords in the docstring such as

.jedi h6 {
    font-weight: bold;

mdpopups provides a default.css which might be used as cheat sheet to learn about the available styles.

Jedi Show Calltip

Show calltip in status bar.

Exposed command is sublime_jedi_signature.

Function args fill up on completion

SublimeJEDI allow fill up function parameters by default. Thanks to @krya, now you can turn it off. Function parameters completion has 3 different behaviors:

  • insert all function arguments on autocomplete

    # complete result
    func(a, b, c, d=True, e=1, f=None)
    # sublime_jedi.sublime-settings
        "auto_complete_function_params": "all"
  • insert only required arguments that don't have default value (default behavior)

    # complete result
    func(a, b, c)
    # sublime_jedi.sublime-settings
        "auto_complete_function_params": "required"
  • do not insert any arguments

    # complete result
    # sublime_jedi.sublime-settings
        "auto_complete_function_params": ""

Completion visibility

Sublime Text has a bit strange completion behavior and some times does not adds it's own completion suggestions. Enabling this option to try to bring more comfortable workflow.

  • Suggest only Jedi completion

     # sublime_jedi.sublime-settings
         "sublime_completions_visibility": "jedi"


     # sublime_jedi.sublime-settings
         "sublime_completions_visibility": "default"
  • Suggest Jedi completion and Sublime completion in the end of the list

     # sublime_jedi.sublime-settings
         "sublime_completions_visibility": "list"

Please note, if you are using SublimeAllAutocomplete - you should not care about this option.


To change logging level of the plugin - change logging_level value in settings.

Possible values: "debug", "info", "error"

# User/sublime_jedi.sublime-settings
    // ...
	"logging_level": "error"


Auto-complete for import XXXX does not works.

It's a common issue for ST3. All language related settings are stored in Python Package. There is a Completion Rules.tmPreferences file where defined that completion should be cancelled after a keyword (def, class, import & etc.).

To solve this issue Sublime Jedi plugin already has a proper Completion Rules.tmPreferences file for ST2, but ST3 ignores it.

Some workarounds how to update completion rules and fix the issue:

1. Delete your Sublime Text Cache file `Cache/Python/Completion Rules.tmPreferences.cache`
2. Download [Completion Rules.tmPreferences.cache]( to `User/Packages/Python/`
There is package for this...
1. install Package
2. cmd+shift+p (Command Panel)
2.1. type `PackageResourceViewer: Open Resource`
2.2. type `python` and select Python package
2.3. type `Completion Rules.tmPreferences`
2.4. remove `import` from the regexp.
2.5. save