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Configuring Remote Python Interpreters

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Configuring remote Python interpreter

PyCharm provides full integration with the Python interpreters running on remote hosts.

Note that the name of a remote interpreter is automatically prepended with the prefix Remote.

To configure a remote Python interpreter, follow these general steps

  1. In the Project Interpreter page of the project settings, click cogwheel_framed.
  2. In the drop-down list, choose Add Remote.
  3. Depending on the selection in the dialog box that opens, follow one of the procedures:

Important notes

When a remote Python interpreter is added, at first the PyCharm helpers are copied to the remote host. PyCharm helpers are needed to run remotely the packaging tasks, debugger, tests and other PyCharm features. Next, the skeletons for binary libraries are generated and copied locally. Also all the Python library sources are collected from the Python paths on a remote host and copied locally along with the generated skeletons. Storing skeletons and all Python library sources locally is required for resolve and completion to work correctly in PyCharm.

PyCharm checks remote helpers version on every remote run, so if you update your PyCharm version, the new helpers will be uploaded automatically and you don't need to recreate remote interpreter.

SFTP support is required for copying helpers to the server.

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Last modified: 20 April 2016