PyCharm is a full-featured IDE for Python and Web development environment (IDE) used in computer programming, specifically for the Python language. It is developed by the Czech company JetBrains. It provides code analysis, a graphical debugger, an integrated unit tester, integration with version control systems (VCSes), and supports web development with Django. It has a built-in debugging support, Docker and Vagrant support, embedded Git control, Anaconda support, syntax highlighting, code completion, ssh terminal, code refactoring and rich navigation capabilities.
PyCharm is cross-platform, with Windows, macOS and Linux versions. The Community Edition is released under the Apache License, and there is also Professional Edition with extra features, released under a proprietary license. You can find more information about the differences between the two editions here.
- Intelligent Python Assistance – PyCharm provides smart code completion, code inspections, on-the-fly error highlighting and quick-fixes, along with automated code refactorings and rich navigation capabilities.
- Web Development Frameworks – PyCharm offers great framework-specific support for modern web development frameworks such as Django, Flask, Google App Engine, Pyramid, and web2py.
- Scientific Tools – PyCharm integrates with IPython Notebook, has an interactive Python console, and supports Anaconda as well as multiple scientific packages including matplotlib and NumPy.
- Remote Development Capabilities – Run, debug, test, and deploy applications on remote hosts or virtual machines, with remote interpreters, an integrated ssh terminal, and Docker and Vagrant integration.
- Built-in Developer Tools – A huge collection of tools out of the box: an integrated debugger and test runner; Python profiler; a built-in terminal; and integration with major VCS and built-in Database Tools.
Before Installing PyCharm, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges.
The easiest way is to install PyCharm on Ubuntu 18.04 is by using the snappy packaging system. To download and install the PyCharm snap package
sudo snap install pycharm-community --classic
Successful installation of PyCharm, the following output will be displayed:
pycharm-community 2018.2.4 from 'jetbrains' installed
Alternatively, you can install PyCharm CE using the Ubuntu Software Center.
To find more information about how to get started with PyCharm visit the PyCharm documentation page.
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