JetBrains DataSpell 2021.1 Help

Install JetBrains DataSpell

JetBrains DataSpell is a cross-platform IDE that provides consistent experience on the Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems.

In this release, JetBrains DataSpell is available within the JetBrains JetBrains DataSpell Insiders Program, a private program organized by JetBrains for experts from the field of data science. The program provides access to the early builds of JetBrains JetBrains DataSpell and it is designed to allow us to collect early feedback and gain insight about the needs and behavior of data scientists. To join the program, fill out the form at https://www.jetbrains.com/dataspell/. Once you have confirmed your participation, you will get a detailed email with instructions on how to download the early builds of JetBrains DataSpell.

System requirements

RequirementMinimumRecommended
RAM4 GB of free RAM8 GB of total system RAM
CPUAny modern CPUMulti-core CPU. JetBrains DataSpell supports multithreading for different operations and processes making it faster the more CPU cores it can use.
Disk space2.5 GB and another 1 GB for cachesSSD drive with at least 5 GB of free space
Monitor resolution1024x7681920×1080
Operating system

Officially released 64-bit versions of the following:

  • Microsoft Windows 8 or later

  • macOS 10.13 or later

  • Any Linux distribution that supports Gnome, KDE, or Unity DE. JetBrains DataSpell is not available for some Linux distributions, such as RHEL6 or CentOS6, that do not include GLIBC 2.14 or later.

Pre-release versions are not supported.

Latest 64-bit version of Windows, macOS, or Linux (for example, Debian, Ubuntu, or RHEL)

You do not need to install Java to run JetBrains DataSpell because JetBrains Runtime is bundled with the IDE (based on JRE 11).

JetBrains DataSpell supports the following versions of Python

  • Python 2: version 2.7

  • Python 3: from the version 3.6 up to the version 3.10

Standalone installation

Install JetBrains DataSpell manually to manage the location of every instance and all the configuration files. For example, if you have a policy that requires specific install locations.

  1. Fill out the form at https://www.jetbrains.com/dataspell/ to join the JetBrains JetBrains DataSpell Insiders Program.

  2. Follow the instructions in the invitation email to download the .exe installer.

  3. Run the installer and follow the wizard steps.

  4. Find JetBrains DataSpell in the Start menu or use the desktop shortcut if it was created during installation. You can also run dataspell.bat in the installation directory under bin.

To run JetBrains DataSpell, find it in the Windows Start menu or use the desktop shortcut. You can also run the launcher batch script or executable in the installation directory under bin.

  1. Fill out the form at https://pages.jetbrains.com/pycharm-data-science-insiders to join the JetBrains JetBrains DataSpell Insiders Program.

  2. Follow the instructions in the invitation email to download the .dmg installer.

  3. Mount the image and drag the JetBrains DataSpell app to the Applications folder.

  4. Run the JetBrains DataSpell app in the Applications directory, from Launchpad, or from Spotlight.

Run the JetBrains DataSpell app from the Applications directory, Launchpad, or Spotlight.

  1. Fill out the form at https://pages.jetbrains.com/pycharm-data-science-insiders to join the JetBrains JetBrains DataSpell Insiders Program.

  2. Follow the instructions in the invitation email to download the tarball.

  3. Install the tarball into the /opt directory:

    sudo tar xzf dataspell-*.tar.gz -C /opt/

  4. Switch to the bin directory: cd /opt/dataspell-*/bin

  5. Run the dataspell.sh shell script in the bin directory.

When you run JetBrains DataSpell for the first time, some steps are required to complete the installation, customize your instance, and start working with the IDE.

For more information, see Run JetBrains DataSpell for the first time.

Install Conda

If you plan to use Conda environment:

  1. Download Anaconda.

  2. Install Anaconda using the installation instructions.

Last modified: 01 April 2021