Python in Vim buffer?

Is it possible to have a Python interpreter open in a Vim buffer? Something like:

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Right now I have Vim open and a separate interpreter open. I saw the answer to this and was blown away.

Anyway, thanks for the help and if there is something I can just google then point me in that direction.

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what you want is have a vim window act as a terminal. AFAIK vim can’t do this (yet?). otoh, if you aren’t wed to vim (yet), try emacs, which does have that feature.

No, you can’t run a shell in Vim by default. That’s by design.

However, there are a handful of ways to accomplish this:

You could have a look at PIDA. Not exactly what you asked for but it is a Python IDE that embeds vim so might do the trick.

Looks like this vim plugin seems to do the job.

This can be accomplished with tmux and tslime.vim.

See this post for more info: