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Requirements for PyCharm

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Hardware requirements

  • 1 GB RAM minimum, 2 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.

Windows

System RequirementsInstallation
  • Microsoft Windows 10/8/7/Vista/2003/XP (incl.64-bit)
  • Python 2.4 or higher, Jython, PyPy or IronPython.
  1. Download PyCharm from the Download page.
  2. Run the pycharm-professional or pycharm-community-*.exe file that starts the Installation Wizard.
  3. Follow all steps suggested by the wizard. Pay special attention to the corresponding installation options.

OS X

System Requirements Installation
  • OS X 10.5 or higher, including 10.10
  • Only 64-bit OS X is supported.
  • Python 2.4 or higher, Jython, PyPy or IronPython
  1. Download the pycharm-professional or pycharm-community-*.dmg OS X Disk Image file from the Download page.
  2. Double-click the downloaded pycharm-professional or pycharm-community-*.dmg OS X Disk Image file to mount it.
  3. Copy PyCharm to your Applications folder.

Linux

System RequirementsInstallation
  • OS Linux 64 bit
  • KDE, GNOME or Unity DE desktop
  • Python 2.4 or higher, Jython, PyPy or IronPython
  1. Download the pycharm-professional or pycharm-community-*.tar.gz file from the Download page.
  2. Unpack the pycharm-professional or pycharm-community-*.tar.gz file to an empty directory using the following command:
    tar xfz pycharm-professional or pycharm-community-*.tar.gz
  3. Because running PyCharm from wherever you downloaded the file to may be inconvenient, it is recommended that you move the extracted or unpacked archive folder to the desired location using the mv command in one of the following formats:
    • mv <path to extracted archive folder> <new archive folder>
      For example:
      mv /downloads/pycharm-professional or pycharm-community-* my/desired/location
    • mv <path to pycharm-professional or pycharm-community-*.tar.gz> <new archive folder>
      For example:
      mv /downloads/pycharm-professional or pycharm-community-*.tar.gz my/desired/location
  4. Switch to the bin directory in the new location:
    cd <new archive folder>/pycharm-professional or pycharm-community-*/bin
    For example,
    cd my/desired/location/pycharm-professional or pycharm-community-*/bin
  5. Run pycharm-professional or pycharm-community.sh from the bin subdirectory.

See Also

Last modified: 29 August 2016