JetBrains DataSpell 2021.2 Help

Install JetBrains DataSpell

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

You can download it from https://www.jetbrains.com/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

Install using the Toolbox App

The JetBrains Toolbox App is the recommended tool to install JetBrains products. Use it to install and manage different products or several versions of the same product, including Early Access Program (EAP) and Nightly releases, update and roll back when necessary, and easily remove any tool. The Toolbox App maintains a list of all your projects to quickly open any project in the right IDE and version.

Install the Toolbox App

  1. Download the installer .exe from the Toolbox App web page.

  2. Run the installer and follow the wizard steps.

After you run the Toolbox App, click its icon in the notification area and select which product and version you want to install.

Log in to your JetBrains Account from the Toolbox App and it will automatically activate the available licenses for any IDE that you install.

Install the Toolbox App

  1. Download the disk image .dmg from the Toolbox App web page.

  2. Mount the image and drag the JetBrains Toolbox app to the Applications folder.

After you run the Toolbox App, click its icon in the main menu and select which product and version you want to install.

Log in to your JetBrains Account from the Toolbox App and it will automatically activate the available licenses for any IDE that you install.

Install the Toolbox App

  1. Download the tarball .tar.gz from the Toolbox App web page.

  2. Extract the tarball to a directory that supports file execution.

    For example, if the downloaded version is 1.17.7391, you can extract it to the recommended /opt directory using the following command:

    sudo tar -xzf jetbrains-toolbox-1.17.7391.tar.gz -C /opt

Execute the jetbrains-toolbox binary from the extracted directory to run the Toolbox App and select which product and version you want to install. After you run the Toolbox App for the first time, it will automatically add the Toolbox App icon to the main menu.

Log in to your JetBrains Account from the Toolbox App and it will automatically activate the available licenses for any IDE that you install.

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. Download the installer .exe.

  2. Run the installer and follow the wizard steps.

    Mind the following options in the installation wizard

    • 64-bit launcher: Adds a launching icon to the Desktop.

    • Open Folder as Project: Adds an option to the folder context menu that will allow opening the selected directory as a JetBrains DataSpell project.

    • .py: Establishes an association with Python files to open them in JetBrains DataSpell.

    • Add launchers dir to the PATH: Allows running this JetBrains DataSpell instance from the Console without specifying the path to it.

  3. 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. Download the disk image.

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

  3. 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. Download the tarball

  2. Install the tarball into the /opt directory:

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

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

  4. 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: 16 September 2021