How to install IDLE Python IDE on Ubuntu 18.04

IDLE is a lightweight Python IDE you can install on your Ubuntu 18.04 desktop. IDLE on Ubuntu includes both python interpreter and the code editor.

IDLE is available for python 3 and python 2 as two separate packages. If you want to install IDLE for python 3, Open the Ubuntu terminal and install the idle3 package:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install idle3

If you want to install IDLE IDE for python 2, install the idle-python2.7 package:

sudo apt-get install idle-python2.7

IDLE allows you execute your python file with a single keystroke by hitting F5 key, the output will show up in the IDLE python interpreter.

How to install IDLE Python IDE on Ubuntu 18.04