Last updated on November 28th, 2016
Quick tutorial shows how to install the PyCharm, a Python IDE, in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 15.04, Linux Mint 17, or Elementary OS Freya via PPA.
PyCharm is an intelligent Python IDE with unique code assistance and analysis, for productive Python development on all levels. It features (community version):
- Intelligent Editor, with code completion, on-the-fly error highlighting, auto-fixes, etc.
- Automated code refactorings and rich navigation capabilities
- Integrated debugger and unit testing support
- Native VCS integrations
- Customizable UI and key-bindings, with VIM
- emulation available
- And much more, all available under the Apache 2 license
Install PyCharm from PPA:
[ac-box style=”tip”]Update Nov, 2016: The PPA now supports Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 16.10. The packages for Ubuntu 15.10 and older have been removed.[/ac-box]
There’s a PPA repository for Ubuntu based users that contains both professional (30-day free trial) and community version of PyCharm packages. So far, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and their derivatives are supported.
1. To add the PPA, open terminal from the Dash, Launcher, or via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut keys. When it opens, run command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mystic-mirage/pycharm
2. After adding the PPA, update system package cache and install the IDE via Synaptic Package Manager. Or just run below commands one by one in terminal:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install pycharm
You may replace last command via
sudo apt-get install pycharm-community to install the community version which is free.
For those who don’t want to add PPA, grab the .deb installer for either professional or community version from the launchpad page.