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PyCharm 4.5.1 running on Ubuntu MATE
Developer(s) JetBrains
Initial release July 2010; 5 years ago (2010-07)
Stable release 5.0 / November 2, 2015; 29 days ago (2015-11-02)
Written in Java, Python
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Integrated development environment
License Professional Edition: Proprietary
Community Edition: Apache License

PyCharm Edu
Developer(s) JetBrains
Initial release July 2010
Stable release 2.0.2 / 22 October 2015; 40 days ago (2015-10-22)[1]
Written in Java, Python
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Integrated development environment
License Apache License

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 (VCSes), and supports web development with Django. PyCharm is developed by the Czech company JetBrains.[2]

It is cross-platform working on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. PyCharm has a Professional Edition, released under a proprietary license and a Community Edition released under the Apache License.[3] 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 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


PyCharm was released to the market of the Python-focused IDEs to compete with Eclipse's PyDev 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.[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 feature same software functionality and differ in their price and terms of use.

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.[5]

PyCharm Community Edition is distributed under Apache 2 license. The source code is available on GitHub

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