PyLint is a quality control tool allowing to check adherence of python programs to coding standards. PyLint is written in Python and runs on all platforms.


Installation instructions (web) depends on the platform used but basically PyLint is installed via python pip or platform specific package installers (e.g. apt-get on debian or ubuntu). With pip just type:

pip install pylint


On windows, make sure that the Scripts directory of your python installation is included in the system path (see Changing the PATH). Some other options are discussed here

On Unbuntu you can install pylint as following:

sudo apt-get install pylint

Lauching PyLint

To try the installation type:

pylint --version
pylint --help


The documentation is available on