How to set up python platform in NetBeans 8.1

I am creating a desktop gaming project in python 3.5 using NetBeans IDE and would like to show you how to install python plugin to NetBeans to create a python platform for my project.

Python plugin installation process is really simple in NetBeans 8.1, with your Internet connection ready, all you need to do is go to Tools->Plugins then type in python to the search box then thick on python when this plugin shows on the left pane and finally click on the Install button to complete the installation job. NetBeans will recommend extra plugins that you will need to run the python program besides the python plugin if you have not yet selected them, select those plugins as well and download the entire python platform package!

After you have installed the plugins, restart the NetBeans IDE and go to File->New Project and select Python->Python Project – Ant then click Next. In the next page fill in the Project Name as well as fill in the path to the folder which you would like to keep all your project folders, select your python platform (Python 2 or 3) and leave the rest as default then click on Finish to create your very first python project.

Select Python Platform
Select Python Ant Platform
Create New Python Project
Create New Python Project

I just entered below code into the python code editor, then select Run->Run Project to run the project on the python 3 platform and see the outcome in the output pane below the code editor.

Python 3 Array
Python 3 Array
Output Pane
Output Pane

NetBeans 8.1 is a free IDE which we can use to create project written in various programming language and it also has lots of plugins that we can download to further help us in our software development.