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can I use another IDE installed on my PC instead of the workspace?

Is it mandatory to use the workspace or you can choose to code from your own installed IDE

2 Answers

Andrew Hickman
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Andrew Hickman
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Hey! You can use whatever IDE and environment you like. Just keep in mind, if there are any additional dependencies you may need, you will be on your own as far as getting them set up. The nice thing about workspaces is that everything is built in, so you don't need to waste time on setting up your environment. You can start right away with what you came to learn ;)

I understand. Thank you very much Andrew Hickman

ya definately you can install any other IDE instead of workspace , PYCHARM is a good alternative