PyCharm Edu 2019.1 Help

Requirements, Installation and Launching

Downloading PyCharm Edu

You can download the latest version of PyCharm Edu from the JetBrains website.

Previous versions are available on the Previous PyCharm Edu Releases page.


The requirements for PyCharm Edu are as follows:

Hardware requirements

  • 4 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB RAM recommended

  • 1024x768 minimum screen resolution

System requirements

JRE 1.8 is bundled with distributions for all platforms. You don't need any Java to be installed on your machine in order to run PyCharm Edu.


  • 32-bit or 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 7 (SP1), or Vista (SP2)

  • Python 2.4 or higher, Jython, PyPy or IronPython.


  • macOS 10.10 or higher.

  • Only 64-bit macOS is supported.

  • Python 2.4 or higher, Jython, PyPy or IronPython


  • OS Linux 64 bit

  • KDE, GNOME or Unity DE desktop

  • Python 2.4 or higher, Jython, PyPy or IronPython

Installing PyCharm Edu

The installation process depends on your operating system:

Installing PyCharm Edu on Windows

Run the .exe file that you've downloaded, and follow the instructions of PyCharm Edu Setup wizard.

Installing PyCharm Edu on macOS

Open the .dmg package that you've downloaded, and drag PyCharm Edu to the Applications folder.

Installing PyCharm Edu on Linux

Unpack the .tar.gz archive that you've downloaded, into any desired installation location. The whole process is described below:

  1. Unpack the pycharm-edu-*.tar.gz file to a different folder, if your current Download folder doesn't support file execution:
    tar xfz pycharm-edu-*.tar.gz -C <new_archive_folder>

    The recommended installation location according to the filesystem hierarchy standard (FHS) is /opt. To install PyCharm Edu into this directory, enter the following command:

    sudo tar xfz pycharm-edu-*.tar.gz -C /opt/
  2. Switch to the bin subdirectory:

    cd <new archive folder>/pycharm-edu-*/bin
    For example,
    cd /opt/pycharm-edu-*/bin

  3. Run from the bin subdirectory.

Launching PyCharm Edu

Starting PyCharm Edu on Windows

If during the installation you selected to create a shortcut on your desktop, double-click that shortcut.

Otherwise, go to the <PyCharm Edu>\bin folder (for example C:\Program Files (x86)\JetBrains\PyCharm Edu 2017.1\bin) and run pycharm.exe, pycharm64.exe, or pycharm .bat.

Starting PyCharm Edu on macOS

In the Application folder, double-click the PyCharm Edu icon.

Starting PyCharm Edu on Linux

Run from the bin subdirectory.

Perform silent installation on Windows

Silent installation is performed without any user interface. It can be used by network administrators to install PyCharm Edu on a number of machines and avoid interrupting other users.

To perform silent install, run the installer with the following switches:

  • /S: Enable silent install

  • /D: Specify the path to the installation directory

  • /CONFIG: Specify the path to the silent configuration file

  • /LOG: (Optional) Use this switch to enable logging of issues during the installation process. You need to specify log file path and name.

For example:

pycharm.exe /S /CONFIG=d:\temp\edu_silent.config /LOG=d:\JetBrains\logs\install.log /D=d:\IDE\PyCharm Edu

Silent configuration file

You can download the silent configuration file for PyCharm Edu at

The silent configuration file defines options for installing PyCharm Edu. With default options, silent installation is performed only for the current user (mode=user). If you want to install PyCharm Edu for all users, open the silent configuration file with a text editor, change the value of the installation mode option (mode=admin) and run the installer as an administrator.

Uninstall PyCharm Edu silently

To silently uninstall PyCharm Edu, run the uninstaller with the /S switch as an administrator. The uninstaller is located in the installation directory under bin.

Run cmd (Windows Command Prompt) as administrator, change to the PyCharm Edu installation directory, and run the following:

bin\uninstall.exe /S
Last modified: 29 June 2019

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