Last updated on August 9, 2019
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: https://www.jetbrains.com/pycharm/download/#section=windows, 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.
9. Launch PyCharm
10. Create your first project
11. PyCharm IDE Environment with Your Project
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