There are several packages which can run Processing sketches in the Atom editor. These instructions use the Script package. There are also available packages for syntax highlighting and autocomplete, which are required for Script to identify Processing filetypes.
Install the Script plugin. Either by running
apm install script from the command line or search for the package 'script' by rgbkrk in the
Install tab in Atom settings (shortcut
command + , or
ctrl + ,).
Once Script is installed, you will need to install
processing-java. This tool comes with the main Processing software and is needed to build Processing sketches on the command line and in editors:
Tools > Install "processing-java".
Linux: Add the Processing directory to your
PATH environment variable (replace
/path/to/processing with the path where Processing is installed):
sudo ln -s /path/to/processing/processing-java /usr/local/bin/
Windows: Add the Processing directory to your
PATH environment variable:
sysdm.cplor searching in Control Panel.
PATHvariable to include the Processing directory in either the User variables (for just your account) or System variables (for all users).
Now, you can run Processing sketches by running
Packages > Script > Run Script. The default shortcut is
command + shift + b or
ctrl + shift + b, but to further decrease the pain of transition, you can bind the Processing IDE shortcut to run the sketch. In order to do that:
Open up the Atom Keymap file by running
File > Keymap
Paste following lines at the end of the file (feel free to change the binding to whatever you want).
'atom-text-editor': 'ctrl-r': 'script:run'