PyCharm 2018.1 Help

Project Interpreter

File | Settings | Project Interpreter for Windows and Linux
PyCharm | Preferences | Project Interpreter for macOS

Use this page to select a Python interpreter for each of the projects opened in the same window.

Projects pane

ProjectsThis pane displays the list of projects, opened in the same window. The first project in the list is the primary project.


Project InterpreterFor the project, selected in the Projects pane, choose Python interpreter from the drop-down list.

The interpreters in the list are configured using the cogwheel framed button, as described in the section Viewing list of available Python interpreters.

Path mappingsThis field is only available for the remote interpreters!

This field shows read-only mappings between the desired local path and the corresponding remote path. PyCharm allows configuring paths by clicking browseButton next to the field. In the dialog box that opens, click add or delete buttons to change the path mappings as desired.

cogwheel framedClick this button to reveal the list of available types of interpreters:
py add interpreter

From the list, choose the one to be added:


This table shows the packages installed locally.

PackageThis column shows the list of packages residing in the accessible remote repositories. For each package you can view its name and repository. Additional information is displayed at the tooltip.
VersionThis column shows the currently installed version of a package.
LatestThis column shows the latest available versions of the packages. If a version is outdated and the package can be upgraded, arrow right mark appears in this column.

Packages toolbar

ItemTooltip and shortcutDescription
Click this button to install a new package from the accessible remote repositories.
Click this button to uninstall the selected local package.
arrowUpUpgradeClick this button to install the latest available version of a package. This button is only available for the outdated package versions.
conda iconUse Conda Package ManagerThis button appears for Conda interpreters ONLY!
If this button is pressed, the Conda package manager is used. If this button is released, than pip is used.
Last modified: 23 July 2018

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