Sunday, December 30, 2018

Step by Step Installation Python IDE - PyCharm

Based on Wikipedia, PyCharm is an integrated development environment (IDE) used in computer programming, specifically for the Python language. It is developed by the Czech company JetBrains. It provides code analysis, a graphical debugger, an integrated unit tester, integration with version control systems (VCSes), and supports web development with Django.

PyCharm is cross-platform, with Windows, macOS and Linux versions. The Community Edition is released under the Apache License, and there is also Professional Edition with extra features, released under a proprietary license.

This post and related YouTube video will show you the step by step installation.

1. Download Free Community Version 

From download URL:, we will get a 212MB file : pycharm-community-2018.3.2.exe.

2. Double Click Downloaded File to Start Installation
PyCharm Setup Welcome Screen
3. Choose Installation Destination Folder
By default, it will be under your system driver's Program Files folder. If you have another bigger size driver, you can choose it as your installation destination folder.

4. Installation Options
If you are using 64 bits operation system, you can choose between 32-bit launcher and 64-bit launcher. Choose the option to create associations with .py file extension. It will enable PyCharm to open your .py files when you double click your .py files.

5. Installation Program download JRE and install it for you

If you OS does not install JRE before, the installation program will do it for you automatically. JRE will is about 62MB.

6. Completing PyCharm Setup
You might need to wait 2-3 minutes depending on your computer performance to get Completing PyCharm window.

7. Click Finish. Doubleclick PyCharm icon on your desktop to launch it

It will bring up a Complete Installation window to let you import previous settings you used before. For our post, we can ignore this and click OK to continue.

8. Accept JetBrains Privacy Policy

9. Launch PyCharm

10. Create your first project

11. PyCharm IDE Environment with Your Project

Tips and Tricks:  设置IDEA,eclipse,vim的配色方案. 支持InteliJ IDEA 、PhpStorm、 PyCharm、 RubyMine、 WebStorm、 AppCode 等所有JetBrains家族ide。PyCharm Usage:
  • 菜单-> File->Import Setting.选择你下载的jar文件;
  • 重启IDE之后配置:打开File->Settings->Editor->Colors and fonts 然后选择你安装的主题即可完成


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