This is a detailed instruction guide for Pycharm (Popular GUI Python IDE ) installation on various platforms :
Lets start with Windows platform :
- Go to www.Py_thon.org to get the python interpreter for Pycharm and select “Windows” platform.
Go for latest version download (in case you are not planning to work with older tutorials and guides). But just to remind you though latest stable Python version and updates are available but still for practical applications it takes some time for industry to migrate and get accustomed with latest version. And the sad part is sometimes the latest python version is not backward compatible with syntax and libraries written in older version.
When i am writing this article, the available options are as shown below :
I have selected the 2.7.13 version for download which is compatible to the common libraries which i frequently use.
You can choose to install only for a particular user or for all the users.
Select the installation directory for the python interpreter, make sure you choose appropriate path, some IDE use system’s environment variables to locate the Python interpreter folder. i recommend not to use too much deep installation path for interpreter, which is the main engine for your app, program or script.
And you are done with the Python installation on your machine.
You need to download latest JetBrains Pycharm and here better to have the latest version for better user experience. The Pycharm is backed by awesome community support in case you face any difficulties or challenges.
Launch the downloaded application.
Step 1 :
Step 2 : It will self extract and prepare for installation.
Accept the license agreement and you’re good to go.
For first time Pycharm install, you can use “Do not import settings” option as illustrated below
Installation may take few minutes to complete. Once it is finish, just launch the Pycharm from the completion screen or launch it from installed program menu.
Launch screen of Pycharm :
You can leave the offered settings as default, later you can change it as per your convenience.
Now it is time to create a first project in Python, but before creating new project you need to select the default interpreter which we installed in the first step.
Choose a project name and hit “create” button
Python will assist you via tips during start up (You can always disable the tips if required but i recommend to use it for using the IDE in better way )
lets now create, first python file in our project. head to File menu, then new – Python File.
We are ready to write our first program in Python (Hello world)
You can view the output of the program in the Output pane (See Above)