How To Install PyCharm on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Install PyCharm on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

In this tutorial we will show you how to install PyCharm on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know,PyCharm is an IDE for Python development and has been considered as one of the best Python IDE by the experts. The IDE comes with professional and community edition. The community edition is free of cost, but professional edition has more features.

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PyCharm features

  • Syntax highlighting
  • Auto-Indentation and code formatting
  • Code completion
  • Line and block commenting
  • On-the-fly error highlighting
  • Code snippets
  • Code folding
  • Easy code navigation and search
  • Code analysis
  • Configurable language injections
  • Python refactoring
  • Documentation

Install PyCharm on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Step 1. First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.

Step 2. Installing PyCharm.

First add PPA repository, The PPA contains both the Professional and free Community version for Ubuntu 16.04:

Run the commands below one by one in terminal to install the Professional version:

For the community version, replace the last command with:

Finally, once installed, go to Unity Dash and search for PyCharm and you should be able to see it running.

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed PyCharm. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing PyCharm on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS  (Xenial Xerus) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official PyCharm web site.

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