PyCharm 2018.1 EAP
Developer(s) JetBrains
Initial release July 2010 (2010-07)
Stable release
2018.2.1 / August 8, 2018 (2018-08-08)
Preview release
2018.2.1 EAP 182.3911.3 / July 27, 2018 (2018-07-27)
Written in Java, Python
Operating system Windows, macOS, Linux
Size 174-270 MB
Type Integrated development environment
License Commercial, Freemium (open source parts are under Apache License)
PyCharm Edu
Developer(s) JetBrains
Initial release July 2010 (2010-07)
Stable release
2018.1.1 / 11 April 2018 (2018-04-11)[1]
Written in Java, Python
Operating system Windows, macOS, Linux
Size 150~176 MB
Type Integrated development environment
License Apache License

PyCharm is an integrated development environment (IDE) used in computer programming, specifically for the Python language. It is developed by the Czech company JetBrains.[2] It provides code analysis, a graphical debugger, an integrated unit tester, integration with version control systems (VCSes), and supports web development with Django.

PyCharm is cross-platform, with Windows, macOS and Linux versions. The Community Edition is released under the Apache License,[3] and there is also Professional Edition released under a proprietary license - this has extra features.


  • Coding assistance and analysis, with code completion, syntax and error highlighting, linter integration, and quick fixes
  • Project and code navigation: specialized project views, file structure views and quick jumping between files, classes, methods and usages
  • Python refactoring: including rename, extract method, introduce variable, introduce constant, pull up, push down and others
  • Support for web frameworks: Django, web2py and Flask
  • Integrated Python debugger
  • Integrated unit testing, with line-by-line code coverage
  • Google App Engine Python development
  • Version control integration: unified user interface for Mercurial, Git, Subversion, Perforce and CVS with changelists and merge

It competes mainly with a number of other Python-oriented IDEs, including Eclipse's PyDev, and the more broadly focused Komodo IDE.


The beta version was released in July 2010, with the 1.0 arriving 3 months later. Version 2.0 was released on 13 December 2011, version 3.0 on 24 September 2013, and version 4.0 on November 19, 2014.[4]

PyCharm Community Edition, the open source version of PyCharm, became available on 22 October 2013.[3]


  • PyCharm Professional Edition has several license options, which differ in their features,[5] price, and terms of use.[6]
  • PyCharm Professional Edition is free for open source projects and for some educational uses.[6]
  • An Academic license is discounted or free.[7][8]
  • PyCharm Community Edition is distributed under Apache 2 license, with full source code available on GitHub.[9]

See also


  1. "Download PyCharm Edu",
  2. "JetBrains Strikes Python Developers with PyCharm 1.0 IDE". eWeek.
  3. 1 2 "PyCharm 3.0 Community Edition source code now available" Oct 22 2013, Dmitry Jemerov, JetBrains blog
  4. Filippov, Dmitry (November 19, 2014). "Announcing General Availability of PyCharm 4". PyCharm Blog. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  5. "Features",
  6. 1 2 License Comparison,
  7. "JetBrains Toolbox Subscription",
  8. "JetBrains Makes its Products Free for Students", September 23, 2014, Robert Demmer, JetBrains blog
  9. "JetBrains/intellij-community". Retrieved 20 September 2016.
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