I love VIM and I also recommend it for any coding stuff.
But VIM and Houdini has a problem.
I sent this last week to support but just in case other people is suffering the same problem or has a workaround.
VIM has a really useful feature called omnicompletion that reallly helps to code faster:http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Omni_completion
But for python vim needs to load the modules you are importing in your source files, and voile! you can't import th hou model into VIM.
Just try the next commands (change $HFS for you houdini path):
:python import sys
:python import hou
You will get an error like this:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “<string>”, line 1, in <module>
File “/apps/Linux64/houdini/hfs10.0.430/houdini/scripts/python/hou.py”, line 17, in <module>
ImportError: /apps/Linux64/houdini/hfs10.0.430/houdini/scripts/python/../../../dsolib/libHoudiniAPPS3.so: undefined symbol: gzopen64
At least this is what I got in my linux box at the office.
And yes, I am launching gvim from a terminal ready for Houdini.
So it is really a pity to not be able to use omnicompletion with VIM and the hou module.
Any workaround for this????