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Creating Projects from Scratch in PyCharm Edu

PyCharm Edu makes it possible to create projects of the various types.

Creating a pure Python project

To create a pure Python project

  1. Do one of the following:
    • On the Welcome screen, under the Quick Start section, click the link Create New Project.
    • On the main menu, choose File | New Project....
  2. In the New Project dialog, choose the option Pure Python, and then do the following:
    • Specify the project location.
    • From the Python interpreter drop-down list, choose the interpreter to be used for the new project.

      Note that the list shows all previously configured interpreters and virtual environments. If you cannot find the desired interpreter in the list, click /help/img/idea/2017.2/cogwheel_framed.png to configure the desired local Python SDK or virtual environment.

  3. Click Create.

Creating a course

To create a course

  1. Do one of the following:
    • On the Welcome screen, under the Quick Start section, click the link Create New Project.
    • On the main menu, choose File | New Project....
  2. In the New Project dialog, click the option Course creation, and then do the following:
    • Specify the project location.
    • From the Python interpreter drop-down list, choose the interpreter to be used for the new project.

      Note that the list shows all previously configured interpreters and virtual environments. If you cannot find the desired interpreter in the list, click /help/img/idea/2017.2/cogwheel_framed.png to configure the desired local Python SDK or virtual environment.

    • Specify the course name and description. These fields are mandatory.

      The name of the author is specified automatically - this is the system user name. You can accept default, or type another author name.

  3. Click Create.

Refer to the quick start guide for the educators for details.

Creating an educational project

To create an educational project

  1. Do one of the following:
    • On the Welcome screen, under the Quick Start section, click the link Create New Project.
    • On the main menu, choose File | New Project....
  2. In the Select Project Type page, click the option Educational, and then do the following:
    1. Specify the project location. You can do it manually, or click /help/img/idea/2017.2/browseButton.png and choose the desired location from the Select Base Directory dialog.
    2. Click /help/img/idea/2017.2/python_icon.png (next to the browse button) and in the Select Python Interpreter dialog box, from the Interpreter drop-down list, choose the interpreter to be used for the new project.

      Note that the list shows all previously configured interpreters and virtual environments. If you cannot find the desired interpreter in the list, click /help/img/idea/2017.2/cogwheel_framed.png to configure the desired local Python SDK or virtual environment.

    3. Select the course you want to pass. Do one of the following:
      • Accept the course suggested by default (Introduction to Python.)
      • Select one of the pre-defined courses by clicking the drop-down arrow. If the list does not reflect the current state, click /help/img/idea/2017.2/refresh.png to refresh it.
      • Click /help/img/idea/2017.2/cogwheel_framed.png and then choose Add local course. Then select the desired zip archive from the file chooser dialog.
      • Click /help/img/idea/2017.2/cogwheel_framed.png and then choose Log in to Stepik.
      • If you want to pass an adaptive course, select one from the list, for example, Adaptive Python.
  3. Click Create.

Refer to the Student's Guide for details.

Last modified: 26 October 2017

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