Today, Python has become a popular high-level programming language for general-purpose programming. It is easy to learn and it has clean syntax and indentation structure essentially making it easier for programmers with backgrounds in other languages to grasp Python pretty quickly, and beginners find it really simple.
An IDE (Integrated Development Environment) can make the difference between a good and bad programming experience and one of the useful IDEs for Python is Pycharm.
Pycharm is a powerful and cross-platform Python IDE which integrates all developments tools in one place. It is feature rich and comes in community (free and open source) as well as professional editions.
- It’s highly customizable and pluggable.
- It provides smart code completion.
- Offers code inspections functionalities.
- Has remarkable error highlighting and quick-fixes.
- Ships in with automated code refactorings and rich navigation capabilities.
- Has built-in developer tools such as integrated debugger and test runner; Python profiler; a built-in terminal; integration with major VCS and built-in database tools and much more.
- It also offers scientific tools including Matplotlib and NumPy plus lots more.
In this article, we will show you how to install PyCharm IDE Community (free and open source) edition in Linux systems.
How to Install PyCharm IDE in Linux
$ wget https://download.jetbrains.com/python/pycharm-community-2017.3.2.tar.gz $ tar -xvf pycharm-community-2017.3.2.tar.gz $ cd pycharm-community-2017.3.2/
To run pycharm like any other command, create a soft link from a directory (/usr/bin/ in this example) in your PATH environmental variable to the pycharm executable and run pycharm as follows.
$ sudo ln -s ./pycharm-community-2017.3.2/bin/pycharm.sh /usr/bin/pycharm $ pycharm
Note: Pycharm is now available as a snap package. Users of Ubuntu 16.04 or later can install it from the command line:
$ sudo snap install [pycharm-professional|pycharm-community] --classic
After that, you will view the pycharm welcome page.
Now create your first project; enter a name for it and click “Create”.
Pycharm Documentation: https://www.jetbrains.com/pycharm/documentation/
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