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Initial release3 February 2010; 14 years ago (2010-02-03)
Stable release
2024.1[1] Edit this on Wikidata / 4 April 2024; 2 months ago (4 April 2024)
Written inJava, Python
Operating systemWindows, macOS, Linux
Size174–555 MB
TypePython IDE
PyCharm Edu
Initial release30 October 2014; 9 years ago (2014-10-30)[2]
Final release
2022.2.5 (Build: 222.4554.11) / 16 March 2023; 15 months ago (2023-03-16)[3]
Written inJava, Python
Operating systemWindows, macOS, Linux
Size320–430 MB
LicenseApache License 2.0

PyCharm is an integrated development environment (IDE) used for programming in Python. It provides code analysis, a graphical debugger, an integrated unit tester, integration with version control systems, and supports web development with Django. PyCharm is developed by the Czech company JetBrains.[4]

It is cross-platform, working on Microsoft Windows, macOS, and Linux. PyCharm has a Professional Edition, released under a proprietary license and a Community Edition released under the Apache License.[5] PyCharm Community Edition is less extensive than the Professional Edition.


  • 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 code 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 coverage
  • Google App Engine Python development
  • Version control integration: unified user interface for Mercurial, Git, Subversion, Perforce and CVS with changelists and merge
  • Scientific tools integration: integrates with IPython Notebook, has an interactive Python console, and supports Anaconda as well as multiple scientific packages including Matplotlib and NumPy.[6][7]


PyCharm was released to the market of the Python-focused IDEs to compete with PyDev (for Eclipse) or the more broadly focused Komodo IDE by ActiveState.

The beta version of the product 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 was released on 24 September 2013, and version 4.0 was released on November 19, 2014.[8]

PyCharm became Open Source on 22 October 2013. The Open Source variant is released under the name Community Edition  while the commercial variant, Professional Edition, contains closed-source modules.[5]

As of December 2022, JetBrains has discontinued PyCharm Edu and IntelliJ IDEA Edu. The educational functionality is now bundled with the Community and Professional editions of IntelliJ IDEA and PyCharm.[3] Users are encouraged to install the Community or Professional editions and enable educational features through the IDE settings.


  • PyCharm Professional Edition is free for open-source projects and for some educational uses. There is also an Academic license, which is discounted for other educational use.[9]
  • PyCharm Community Edition is distributed under Apache 2 license. The source code is available on GitHub.[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Download PyCharm". 4 April 2024. Retrieved 25 April 2024.
  2. ^ "JetBrains Debuts PyCharm Educational Edition". JetBrains Blog. 10 October 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Sunsetting Educational IDEs". JetBrains Blog. December 1, 2022. Retrieved 8 June 2024.
  4. ^ "JetBrains Strikes Python Developers with PyCharm 1.0 IDE". eWeek. Archived from the original on January 22, 2013.
  5. ^ a b PyCharm 3.0 community edition source code now available Jet Brains. October 2013.
  6. ^ "Explore PyCharm Features - JetBrains' Leading Python IDE".
  7. ^ "What is PyCharm | Where do we Use PyCharm? | Features". EDUCBA. 2021-11-04. Retrieved 2023-08-28.
  8. ^ Filippov, Dmitry (November 19, 2014). "Announcing General Availability of PyCharm 4". PyCharm Blog. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  9. ^ PyCharm Students & Teachers Pricing, Jet Brains website.
  10. ^ PyCharm Community Edition on GitHub.

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