PyCharm 2018.2 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu 18.04

PyCharm IDE

PyCharm python IDE 2018.2 was released yesterday. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 16.04.

PyCharm 2018.2 release highlights:

  • Fully supports pipenv: easily create projects with pipenv, create a pipfile, and have PyCharm update it for you when you install packages.
  • Improved support for pytest: code completion and inspections are now support for pytest fixtures.
  • Redesigned quick documentation for easy use and better look.

See the feature video for more about PyCharm 2018.2:

How to Install PyCharm 2018.2 in Ubuntu:

It’s quite easy to install the latest PyCharm in Ubuntu since JetBrains offers the official snap packages in snap store.

Simply open Ubuntu Software and search for PyCharm. You’ll see the community, professional, and educational packages are available.

You can also install the software by running command in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

snap install pycharm-community

For professional version, replace pycharm-community with pycharm-professional in command.

Note for Ubuntu 16.04 users first time installing a snap package, make sure if the snapd is installed via command:

sudo apt install snapd snapd-xdg-open