Installing PyDev into Eclipse on Mac Mavericks

The usual problem is that PyDev now requires java 7… not having java 7 makes Eclipse simply not show PyDev.

Note that even if you have java 7 installed it’s possible that you’re still using an older version of java.

To check if Eclipse is using java 7 check the about > installation details > configuration (see for details on how to specify the vm).

Already running Java 7 VM, but no joy. I did receive a tip to try out LiClipse. I downloaded and installed to find PyDev already in preferences! A welcome site! Here’s the reply that I followed:

Note: has a PyDev standalone version which has a bundled jre which should make the process much smoother…

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