Notes on Ubuntu (Linux) computing

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Install jedi vim plugin

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The jedi plugin will allow nice autocomplete features when developing Python code. First we install the python package using pip

sudo pip install jedi

Next, we install the jedi plugin for vim using pathogen

cd ~/.vim/bundle
git clone

To take advantage of new powers, try these basic commands

  1. cntrl-space — autocomplete partially type function/class and see args
  2. shift-k — use pydoc to find function/class documentation

Written by Chris S

April 12, 2013 at 9:24 pm

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  1. How can I install jedi-vim without using pathogen?
    I think the first step is the same. But what then?


    May 15, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    • Hi psydmor,

      I don’t install vim plugins without pathogen, but the vim documentation suggests that having the code in the proper path is all you need. See:
      plugin docs for vim. This suggests putting plugins in .vim/plugins instead of .vim/bundle that I used for a pathogen setup.

      If you are still having trouble contact David Halter, the developer of jedi-vim, directly for install directions that don’t use pathogen.

      Chris S

      May 27, 2013 at 5:17 pm

  2. Great tutorial! Thanks a lot!


    July 20, 2013 at 6:25 am

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