Debugging Python Code

Nov 09, 2013 · Updated: Jul 12, 2021 · by Tim Kamanin

Debugging python code is extremelly simple and powerfull. Just use ipdb for this purposes:

pip install ipdb

Then open up your code and in the place where you need code to stop insert this:

import pdb


When you refresh the browser or execute a .py file, code execution will stop in this place and controll will be passed to a command line. There you can do whatever you want, like inspect local variables with


inspect global variables with


or execute any other functions. To continue just type


That's a real power! Compare it with PHP's pre, print or var_dump approaches.

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