Atom Python Setup

Install Atom

Install Python Linter

Atom -> Preferences -> Install

If you have trouble getting the linter to be on your pythonpath:

Add this to your init script: Atom -> Open Your Init Script

I also don’t want the linter to freak out every time a line is longer than 80 characters so I ended up adding this to my config file.


Update Settings

Atom -> Preferences -> Settings

  • Make sure Soft Tabs is checked
  • Tab Length should be set to 4 (default is 2)


Tim Schnell

Writer of software/english, tech nerd, and genetically predisposed to fight with words instead of actions.