DataSpell 2024.1 Help

User interface

When you open a project or workspace directory in DataSpell, the default user interface looks as follows:

PyCharm Data Science UI

Depending on the set of plugins and configuration settings, your IDE may look and behave differently.

Focus: Alt+Home

Show/hide: Window | Appearance | Navigation Bar

The navigation bar is a quick alternative to the Project view, where you can go through the structure of your project or workspace directory, open specific files, and jump to specific code elements in the current file.

It is located in the status bar at the bottom of the main window. You can change its location: in the main menu, go to View | Appearance | Navigation Bar and select Top to display the navigation bar in the top part of the IDE window or Don't show to disable it.


Focus: Escape

Use the editor to read, write, and explore your source code .

Status bar

Show/hide: Windows | Appearance | Status Bar

The left part of the status bar at the bottom of the main window shows the most recent event messages. Click a message in the status bar to open it in the Notifications tool window. Right-click the message in the status bar and select Copy to paste the message text when you are searching for a solution to a problem or need to add it to a support ticket or to the DataSpell issue tracker.

The status bar also shows the progress of background tasks. You can click Background tasks to show the Background Tasks manager.

The right part of the status bar contains widgets that indicate the overall project and IDE status and provide access to various settings. Depending on the set of plugins and configuration settings, the set of widgets can change. Right-click the status bar to select the widgets that you want to show or hide.

The blinking Error notification status icon icon in the status bar indicates that an internal IDE error has occurred. Click to view the error descriptions and submit reports.




Shows the line and column number of the current caret position in the editor. Click the numbers to move the caret to a specific line and column. If you select a code fragment in the editor, DataSpell also shows the number of characters and line breaks in the selected fragment.


Shows the line endings used to break lines in the current file. Click this widget to change the line separators.


Shows the encoding used to view the current file. Click the widget to use another encoding.


Indicates that the column selection mode is enabled for the current editor tab. You can press Alt+Shift+Insert to toggle it.

Read-only Read and write

Click to lock the file from editing (set it to read-only) or unlock it if you want to edit the file.

List of the available Python interpreters

The Python Interpreter selector. It shows the Python interpreter that currently is in use.


If version control integration is enabled, this widget shows the current VCS branch. Click it to manage VCS branches.

2 spaces

Shows the indent style used in the current file. Click to configure the tab and indent settings for the current file type or disable indent detection in the current project.

Memory indicator

Shows the amount of memory that DataSpell consumes out of the total amount of heap memory.

Tool windows

Show/hide: Window | Tool Windows

The Jupyter tool window shows the status of the current connection and provides access to the variables of the executed notebook. The Server tab appears when you have any of the Jupyter server launched. It shows the current state of the Jupyter server and the link to the notebook in a browser. The Variables tab provides the detailed report about variable values of the executed cell.

The Structure tool window displays the structure of a file currently opened in the editor and having the focus, or selected in the Workspace tool window. In Jupyter notebooks, you can navigate through the Markdown cell headers.

By default, tool windows are docked to the sides and bottom of the main window. You can arrange them as necessary, undock, resize, hide, and so on. Right-click the title of the tool window or click The Show Options Menu button in the title for its arrangement options.

Last modified: 29 March 2024