YouCompleteMe VS Python-mode

Compare YouCompleteMe vs Python-mode and see what are their differences.


Vim python-mode. PyLint, Rope, Pydoc, breakpoints from box. (by python-mode)
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YouCompleteMe Python-mode
53 9
24,274 5,375
0.3% 0.0%
7.8 2.3
5 days ago 8 months ago
Python Vim Script
GNU General Public License v3.0 only GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0 only
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Posts with mentions or reviews of YouCompleteMe. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-09-24.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Python-mode. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-09.
  • Moved from IDE to Terminal + VIM. Need tips for managing it correctly.
    5 projects | | 9 Dec 2021
    If you're happy with a plugin, pymode ( is worth a look. Map running to r (or whatever works for you) makes running easy. End result is IDE-like.
  • IDE Similar to PyCharm for Work
    13 projects | | 5 Oct 2021
    If you want a quick start to building Vim based IDE for Python, I recommend python-mode. It gives you most of the things you're going to need in one plugin, there are often better implementations of some of its features in other more specialised plugins, but if you don't have time to research and learn to integrate a lot of different plugins, it's a great base to start from. Over time as you learn how you prefer to work and found specialised plugins that suits your workflow better, you can disable many of its features and replace them with more specialised plugins.
  • Python Devs who Use Vim, Share Your Expertise!
    7 projects | | 23 Aug 2021
    I also highly recommend python-mode for Python refactoring using python-rope. It supports variable/function/class renaming, extract method/local variable, variable/method inlining, adding/removing/rearranging parameters from method signature, removing unused and duplicate imports, and many other useful code transformations.
  • Use Vim as a Python IDE
    6 projects | | 19 May 2021
    There is a plugin called python-mode. This adds syntax highlighting and many other features to your vim.
  • Vim with Python
    2 projects | | 8 Mar 2021

What are some alternatives?

When comparing YouCompleteMe and Python-mode you can also consider the following projects:

coc.nvim - Nodejs extension host for vim & neovim, load extensions like VSCode and host language servers.

Jedi-vim - Using the jedi autocompletion library for VIM.

ale - Check syntax in Vim asynchronously and fix files, with Language Server Protocol (LSP) support

completion-nvim - A async completion framework aims to provide completion to neovim's built in LSP written in Lua

deoplete.nvim - :stars: Dark powered asynchronous completion framework for neovim/Vim8

vim-go - Go development plugin for Vim

ccls - C/C++/ObjC language server supporting cross references, hierarchies, completion and semantic highlighting

nvim-compe - Auto completion Lua plugin for nvim

VimCompletesMe - You don't Complete Me; Vim Completes Me! A super simple, super minimal, super light-weight tab completion plugin for Vim.

emacs-ycmd - Emacs client for ycmd, the code completion system.

rust.vim - Vim configuration for Rust.