PyCharm 5.0 Help

Installing, Uninstalling and Upgrading Packages

PyCharm provides a dedicated tool for installing, uninstalling, and upgrading Python packages. So doing, if a packaging tool is missing, PyCharm suggests to install it.

PyCharm smartly tracks the status of packages and recognizes outdated versions by showing the number of the currently installed package version (column Version), and the latest available version (column Latest). When a newer version of a package is detected, PyCharm marks it with the arrow sign arrow_right.

In this section:

To install a package

  1. In the Project Interpreter page of the project settings, select the desired Python interpreter or virtual environment.
  2. Click add.
  3. In the Available Packages dialog box that opens, select the desired package from the list.

    If necessary, use the Search field, where you can enter any string. So doing, the list of packages shrinks to show the matching packages only.

  4. If required, select the following check boxes:
    • Specify version: if this check box is selected, you can select the desired version from the drop-down list of available versions. By default, the latest version is taken.
    • Options: If this check box is selected, you can type the options in the text field.
    • Install to user's site packages directory <path>: if this check box is left cleared (by default), then the packages will be installed to the current virtual environment.
  5. Click Install Package.

To uninstall a package

  1. On the Project Interpreter page, in the list of packages, select the ones to be deleted.
  2. Click delete. The selected packages are removed from disk.

To upgrade a package

  1. On the Project Interpreter page, in the list of packages, select the packages to be upgraded.
  2. Click arrowUp. The selected package is upgraded to the latest available version.

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Last modified: 10 December 2015