This project is being split into 3 separate projects:

  • friendly_traceback,

  • friendly, and

  • friendly_idle.

The documentation does not reflect this change.

If you are a end-user, just install friendly until further notice.


Skip this page if you are not using Thonny.

Information for Thonny

Thonny is a fantastic programming environment for learning Python.

Thonny is highly configurable. Among the tools it provides is the ability to install packages either from pypi or others found locally.

If you have already installed friendly, the first step is to ensure that Thonny can see that friendly is installed. If not, it means that Thonny uses a different environment than the one in which you installed friendly; in this case, you can use Thonny’s package manager to install friendly.

thonny manage packages

As you can see, friendly is indeed installed on my computer, along with many other packages.

thonny manage packages

Future work


Ensure that friendly can be integrated within Thonny and used to supplement Thonny’s own “Assistant”.