How to Install PyCharm on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Linux Easy Guide

February 21, 2016 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

PyCharm Quick Start for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial

The Tutorial for Linux shows you Step-by-Step How to Install and Getting-Started with PyCharm Community Edition Python IDE for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus LTS GNU/Linux Desktop.

And PyCharm for Ubuntu is a Python IDE with Complete Set of Tools for Python development. In Addition, the IDE provides capabilities for Professional Web Development using the Django Framework.

PyCharm Community Edition Features:

  • Lightweight IDE for Python development
  • Free, Open-Source, Apache 2 license
  • Intelligent Editor, Debugger, Refactorings, Inspections, VCS integration
  • Project Navigation, Testing support, Customizable UI, Vim key bindings
Getting-Started PyCharm Python IDE on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial - Featured
  1. Open a Terminal Shell emulator window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How to Install PyCharm Python IDE on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial - Open Terminal
  2. Download PyCharm Community Ed. for Ubuntu

    PyCharm Linux tar.gz

    Select the PyCharm Community Edition for Linux.

  3. Double-Click on Archive Extract into /tmp

    How to Install PyCharm Python IDE on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial - Archive Extraction

    Or from Command Line:

    tar xvzf ~/Downloads/pycharm-community*.tar.gz -C /tmp/
  4. Relocating PyCharm

    First, set the SuperUser as owner

    sudo su -c "chown -R root:root /tmp/pycharm*"

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo

    sudo mv /tmp/pycharm-community* /opt/pycharm-community
  5. Making PyCharm Symlinks.

    sudo su -c "ln -s /opt/pycharm-community/bin/ /usr/local/bin/pycharm"
    sudo su -c "ln -s /opt/pycharm-community/bin/ /usr/local/bin/inspect"
  6. Finally, to Launch PyCharm Python IDE.


    Then choose Create Desktop Entry from the ‘configure‘ Menu to make a Launcher:

    Making Launcher
  7. PyCharm Quick Start Hello-World Python

    PyCharm Quick Start Guide

How to Install PyCharm Python IDE on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial - PyCharm GUI

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