PyCharm 2017.3 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu

Last updated: November 29, 2017

PyCharm IDE

Jet Brains announced the release of PyCharm 2017.3 earlier today. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 18.04.

PyCharm 2017.3 release highlights:

  • Performance improvements: Python indexing is twice as fast, JavaScript indexing is up to 40% faster, configuring SSH interpreters is much faster (in some cases over 100x), and more!
  • The new release makes creating and selecting Python interpreters easier.
  • A new scientific mode, which puts all the tools you need for data science at your fingertips (professional version only)
  • An all new HTTP client for those who build (REST) APIs.
  • Fully supports for Django 2.0 (professional edition only)
  • Supports running Python modules (python -m )
  • Supports for SSH config files

How to Install PyCharm 2017.3 in Ubuntu:

You can easily run the new release in Ubuntu via either:

method 1: official Linux binaries. NON-INSTALL version, just extract and run executable file to launch the IDE:

Download PyCharm Linux binary

method 2 (recommended): or install the Snap package. WELL integrated with Ubuntu. Support for Ubuntu 16.04 and higher:

Simply open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command:

sudo snap install pycharm-community --classic

For sudo prompts, input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it asks and hit Enter.

For professional edition, run following command instead:

sudo snap install pycharm-professional --classic

Once installed, launch the IDE from your application launcher and enjoy!


To remove the snap packages, either use Ubuntu Software or run command in terminal:

sudo snap remove pycharm-community pycharm-professional


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4 responses to PyCharm 2017.3 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu

  1. Linux Mint 18.2
    sudo snap install pycharm-community –classic
    sudo: snap: command not found

  2. Hi,
    once installed with “sudo snap install pycharm-community –classic” where I can find it?
    No icons and no menu voices.

    • Log out and log in back, then launch it from app launcher. Or run command: