Anaconda turns your Sublime Text 3 into a full featured Python IDE. Read the plugin documentation on http://damnwidget.github.io/anaconda.

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Programming language: Python
License: GNU General Public License v3.0 only
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Latest version: v2.2.0

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Anaconda turns your Sublime Text 3 into a full featured Python IDE. Read the plugin documentation on http://damnwidget.github.io/anaconda.

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Getting Started

Anaconda works out of the box but there are multitude of options and features that you can tune and adapt to your own style or needs.


This program is distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL v3. See the LICENSE file for more details.


anaconda officially supports user themeable tooltips and displaying advanced signatures. This is how it looks in a dark theme:

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Note: This feature is enabled for users of Sublime Text 3 build 3070 or superior only.


This section lists some common issues faced by users, along with workarounds.

Anaconda does not appear in the Available Packages list on Package Control.

Work-around: You have to update your Package Control version to the version 2.0 or better.

Errors in the console about "the file can't be open" in worker.py file.

Your Sublime Text can't find the interpreter that you set in your configuration, by default, anaconda sets this as python so it will get your configured Python interpreter in your PATH (if any).

Work-around: Add a Python interpreter (named python) to your PATH or set a right full path to your python interpreter as parameter of python_interpreter settings option, for example /usr/local/bin/python3.4.

Auto-complete for import behaves badly.

Sublime Text 3's default Python package cancels the auto-completion when some words are detected (for example def or class). This list of words includes import.

Work-around: Create a new Python directory in your Packages directory and copy the contents of the file Completion Rules.tmPreferences there with the same name. Delete your Sublime Text Cache file Cache/Python/Completion Rules.tmPreferences.cache.

NOTE: The cache path can be obtained from the Sublime TExt 3 console using the code sublime.cache_path()

Auto-complete drop-down shows up incorrectly.

SublimeCodeIntel interferes with anaconda's auto-completion.

Work-around: Consider disabling SublimeCodeIntel for Python views or disabling/removing it completely when using anaconda.

Anaconda behaves slowly and jsonserver crashes

If you are in POSIX systems (Linux or OS X) take a look at the owner of the anaconda's jsonserver log files, they must be owned by your user or the jsonserver would be unable to start up. Log files can be found in:

  • GNU/Linux: ~/.local/share/anaconda/logs
  • OS X: ~/Library/Logs/anaconda
  • Windows: %APPDATA%\Anaconda\Logs

Contributing to Anaconda

There are several ways to contribute with anaconda.

Note: A Developers Documentation book is maintained up to date with the latest information about anaconda's internals and useful information about how to contribute to the project.


Giving feedback about the plugin and how it works in your platform, helps make the plugin better.

Bug Hunting

Did you found a bug and you know how to fix it? First of all, Thank you very much. You just have to report the bug as a new issue, fork the repository, make your changes and send a new pull request.

Suggesting and Implementing Features

So you thought of a new killer feature to implement in Anaconda? Great! Open an issue for it and we will discuss it with you.

Available plugins for Anaconda

Anaconda is a plugable architecture platform itself, it means that anaconda can be extended to offer rich IDE like features to other languages, I created other extensions that brings anaconda capabilities to other languages, the complete list of them can be shown below

Language Web Site Package Control Status
Go https://github.com/DamnWidget/anaconda_go Yes Active
Rust https://github.com/DamnWidget/anaconda_rust Yes Active
PHP https://github.com/DamnWidget/anaconda_php Yes Active

Would you like to see your language empowered by anaconda? Use anaconda_rust or anaconda_php as templates and bring your language to life with anaconda's plugable architecture.


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