Building and Running Python Scripts with Xcode 8
Currently, I’m working on a project that involves with Python Programming. So I need to start up to learn about python programming. However, I don’t like to use with Python REPL. And for now, i decided to use Xcode instead then I’m trying to find the best solution for making my work easy more and more.
Ok, These are some step I need to set up my project.
Step 1: Install Python 3.6
- You can download and install with this url: https://www.python.org/downloads/
- or install with Homebrew: or Python 3:
$ brew install python3
This will take a minute or two.
Step 2: Locate python3
for me i use tcsh, so
where python3 reports /usr/local/bin/python3. The location is surely the same for you, but I don’t know what the equivalent for
where is in bash.
Step 3: Create an Xcode project
- File > New > Project > Cross-platform > External Build System > Next.
- Enter a name (e.g. PythonOnXcode), and enter the path from Step 2 into the “Build Tool” line. Click Next.
- Navigate to whatever location you like, and click Create.
Step 4. Create a Python file
- Choose File > New, select macOS > Other > Empty. Click Next.
You should already be in your project’s top-level folder. If not, go there. Name your file Whatever.py, choosing whatever name you like. I went with Work.py. Make sure the “add to target Python” box is checked. Click Create.
Step 5. Edit your Run Scheme
- Click and hold on the PythonOnXcode target in the jump bar. Select Edit Scheme…
- The Run scheme displays, with the Info tab selected.
Step 6. Choose the Executable
I warn you now that this step is going to be delicate, fragile, and stupid. That’s because Xcode, for whatever reason, will not let you use the symbolic link at /usr/local/bin/python3. I don’t know why.
In the Info tab. Select “Other” from the Executable pop-up list. A file selection dialog appears.
- When dialog pop, Go to Terminal then Type:
- Right Click on Python3.6 then select Show Original
- Get in to that location in terminal and Type
ln python3.6 python36
- Drag python36 to Choose an executable to launch dialog box.
- Select python36 then click choose button.
Step 7. Add Launch Arguments
Now, click the Arguments tab. Click + under “Arguments Passed On Launch” and type
$(SRCROOT)/ followed by the name of the Python file you created in Step 4.
Step 8. Testing with python code
Thanks and I hope it can help you to get start python with XCode. If you have any question, Feel free to ask and I will answer as can as possible. If you like it. please share it around. Happy Coding …… :)
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