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PyCharm vs Vim: What are the differences?

What is PyCharm? The Most Intelligent Python IDE. PyCharmโ€™s smart code editor provides first-class support for Python, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, TypeScript, CSS, popular template languages and more. Take advantage of language-aware code completion, error detection, and on-the-fly code fixes!.

What is Vim? Highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. Vim is an advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor 'Vi', with a more complete feature set. Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems. Vim is distributed free as charityware.

PyCharm can be classified as a tool in the "Integrated Development Environment" category, while Vim is grouped under "Text Editor".

Some of the features offered by PyCharm are:

  • Syntax highlighting
  • Auto-Indentation and code formatting
  • Code completion

On the other hand, Vim provides the following key features:

  • Vertically Split Windows
  • Vimdiff
  • Folding

"Smart auto-completion", "Intelligent code analysis" and "Powerful refactoring" are the key factors why developers consider PyCharm; whereas "Comes by default in most unix systems (remote editing)", "Fast" and "Highly configurable" are the primary reasons why Vim is favored.

According to the StackShare community, Vim has a broader approval, being mentioned in 844 company stacks & 860 developers stacks; compared to PyCharm, which is listed in 357 company stacks and 507 developer stacks.

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What is PyCharm?

PyCharmโ€™s smart code editor provides first-class support for Python, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, TypeScript, CSS, popular template languages and more. Take advantage of language-aware code completion, error detection, and on-the-fly code fixes!

What is Vim?

Vim is an advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor 'Vi', with a more complete feature set. Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems. Vim is distributed free as charityware.
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What are some alternatives to PyCharm and Vim?
Atom
At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core. We can't wait to see what you build with it.
IntelliJ IDEA
Out of the box, IntelliJ IDEA provides a comprehensive feature set including tools and integrations with the most important modern technologies and frameworks for enterprise and web development with Java, Scala, Groovy and other languages.
Jupyter
The Jupyter Notebook is a web-based interactive computing platform. The notebook combines live code, equations, narrative text, visualizations, interactive dashboards and other media.
Visual Studio Code
Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.
Anaconda
A free and open-source distribution of the Python and R programming languages for scientific computing, that aims to simplify package management and deployment. Package versions are managed by the package management system conda.
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Decisions about PyCharm and Vim
Jerome Dalbert
Jerome Dalbert
Senior Backend Engineer at StackShare ยท | 12 upvotes ยท 58K views
Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code
Atom
Atom
Vim
Vim
Sublime Text
Sublime Text
#TextEditor

I liked Sublime Text for its speed, simplicity and keyboard shortcuts which synergize well when working on scripting languages like Ruby and JavaScript. I extended the editor with custom Python scripts that improved keyboard navigability such as autofocusing the sidebar when no files are open, or changing tab closing behavior.

But customization can only get you so far, and there were little things that I still had to use the mouse for, such as scrolling, repositioning lines on the screen, selecting the line number of a failing test stack trace from a separate plugin pane, etc. After 3 years of wearily moving my arm and hand to perform the same repetitive tasks, I decided to switch to Vim for 3 reasons:

  • your fingers literally donโ€™t ever need to leave the keyboard home row (I had to remap the escape key though)
  • it is a reliable tool that has been around for more than 30 years and will still be around for the next 30 years
  • I wanted to "look like a hacker" by doing everything inside my terminal and by becoming a better Unix citizen

The learning curve is very steep and it took me a year to master it, but investing time to be truly comfortable with my #TextEditor was more than worth it. To me, Vim comes close to being the perfect editor and I probably wonโ€™t need to switch ever again. It feels good to ignore new editors that come out every few years, like Atom and Visual Studio Code.

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Denys
Denys
Software engineer at Typeform ยท | 7 upvotes ยท 37.9K views
atTypeformTypeform
Docker Compose
Docker Compose
Docker
Docker
Git
Git
Vim
Vim
Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code
Go
Go
  • Go because it's easy and simple, facilitates collaboration , and also it's fast, scalable, powerful.
  • Visual Studio Code because it has one of the most sophisticated Go language support plugins.
  • Vim because it's Vim
  • Git because it's Git
  • Docker and Docker Compose because it's quick and easy to have reproducible builds/tests with them
  • @Archlinux (wtf it's not here?!) because Docker for Mac/Win is a disaster for the human's central nervous system, and Arch is the coolest Linux distro so far
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Gustavo Muรฑoz
Gustavo Muรฑoz
Web UI Developer at Globant ยท | 3 upvotes ยท 26.4K views
TypeScript
TypeScript
Flutter
Flutter
React
React
Notepad++
Notepad++
Vim
Vim
Sublime Text
Sublime Text
Atom
Atom
Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code
#Microsoft
#RESTfulAPI

I have chosen Visual Studio Code after testing a lot of other editors like Atom, Sublime Text (with legal license), Vim or even Notepad++ because it is the sum of all their virtues and none of their defects. It's fast, it has all the tools and plugins I need to work, and it's pretty and very good optimized. It has what I need to work and nothing more. And the main plugins works like a charm. Developing for React or Flutter is amazing. Even the TypeScript plugin works great. I like how IntelliSense works, and all the extra tools to code remotely using #ssh, access #RESTfulAPI or event manage projects or collaborating remotely. Thanks #Microsoft for Visual Studio Code.

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Yaakov Gesher uses PyCharmPyCharm

PyCharm is our preferred IDE for python apps, for all its simple awesomeness in writing code, as well as the ease with which you can run a Django shell, a web server, or run tests.

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Kang Hyeon Ku uses VimVim

cli ํ™˜๊ฒฝ์— ์ต์ˆ™ ํ•ด์ง€์ง€ ์œ„ํ•ด ๋ฆฌ๋ˆ…์Šค๋ฅผ ์ž์ฃผ ์“ฐ๋ ค๊ณ  ํ–ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ, ๋งŽ์ด๋“ค ์ถ”์ฒœ ํ•˜๋Š” ์—๋””ํ„ฐ๊ฐ€ vim ์ด ์˜€๋‹ค. ๋งจ ์ฒ˜์Œ์—๋Š” ๋ถˆํŽธํ–ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ, ํ”Œ๋Ÿฌ๊ทธ์ธ ๋‹ค๋Š” ์žฌ๋ฏธ๊ฐ€ ์†”์†” ํ–ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ฒฐ๊ตญ ํ”Œ๋Ÿฌ๊ทธ์ธ๋„ ๋งŽ์ด ์•ˆ์“ฐ๊ฒŒ ๋˜๋”๋ผ...vim ์ž์ฒด๋ฅผ ์ž˜ ์•ˆ์“ฐ๊ฒŒ ๋˜๋Š” ๊ฑฐ ์ผ์ง€๋„, ํ•ญ์ƒ ์ž˜ํ•˜๊ณ  ์‹ถ์ง€๋งŒ ์ž˜ ์•ˆ์“ฐ๊ฒŒ ๋˜๋Š” ์—๋””ํ„ฐ ์ธ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™๋‹ค.

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papaver uses VimVim

my go to editor for all things. been a vimer for over a decade now. this is where all the magic happens. still so much to learn, the most amazing tool i use.

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Wing Tang Wong uses VimVim

Vim lets me edit the Markdown content of the Hugo powered site with ease. The low bandwidth needs means I can remote in and get changes updated without issues.

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Darren Buse uses VimVim

Tool a while to get used to but one of the best things I have learnt recently, great training from Drew Neil over at VimCasts.

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SmartLogic uses VimVim

Our developers use Vim, which is great for remote pair programming. We even have a serverโ€”Bruizerโ€”set up to host shared terminal sessions.

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Eliana Abraham uses PyCharmPyCharm

I used pycharm for Machine learning. Then I switched back to sublime and I am going to try atom now.

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Viraat Chandra uses PyCharmPyCharm

Free for community projects... Must try for those looking for Python IDEs. Works out of the box.

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BobStein uses PyCharmPyCharm
  • great editor
  • helpful configurations, though tedious
  • online docs (rival stackoverflow)
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Seungkwon Park uses PyCharmPyCharm

์ฒ˜์Œ ํŒŒ์ด์ฌ์„ ๋ฐฐ์› ์„ ๋•Œ pycharm์œผ๋กœ ๋ฐฐ์› ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ง€๊ธˆ์€ ๋น”์„ ์‚ฌ์šฉํ•˜๊ธฐ ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์— ์‚ฌ์šฉํ•˜์ง„ ์•Š์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

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