How to Install PyCharm 2016.3 in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10

Last updated: November 28, 2016

PyCharm IDE

PyCharm 2016.3, the third update in the 2016 series of the cross-platform PyCharm and Django IDE, has been released a few days ago.

PyCharm 2.16.3 features:

  • Better Django support
  • Improved Python console
  • Full support for Python 3.6
  • Enhanced version control integration
  • A better variable explorer
  • Upgrades to coverage and profiling tools
  • And much more, see the what’s new page.

How to Install PyCharm 2016.3 in Ubuntu:

Thanks to Mystic-Mirage, both professional and community editions are made into PPA, available for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Linux Mint 18 and derivatives.

1. To add the PPA, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mystic-mirage/pycharm

Type in your password (no visual feedback) when it asks and hit Enter.

2. Then update system package index and install the IDE via commands:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install pycharm-community

Or use sudo apt install pycharm to install the professional version.


The packages can be easily removed by using apt command with remove flag:

sudo apt remove pycharm pycharm-community && sudo apt autoremove

And the PPA can be removed by going to System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.


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