Using Python Console in Eclipse

If you'd like to use the Python console in Eclipse there are several steps. First you must show the regular Console window if it's not displayed. To do this choose Window<Show View<Console as shown in the screen shot below.

The next stage is to display the Python console in the Eclipse Console. When the Console window is displayed, several icons are shown on the right, include a screen icon with a +sign and a drop down menu as shown in the screen shot below.

Choose the drop down menu and pick Pydev Console.

You may have a choice at this point of Python Console or Active/Current Editor. Choose Python Console unless you want the console to include any .py/Python code you've loaded. Now you have a Python Console!