Console. Python Console
Use this page to define the Python interpreter, its options, starting script and so on for the Python console.
This field shows the list of environment variables. If the list contains several variables, they are delimited with semicolons.
To fill in the list, click the browse button, or press Shift+Enter and specify the desired set of environment variables in the Environment Variables dialog.
To create a new variable, click , and type the desired name and value.
You might want to populate the list with the variables stored as a series of records in a text file, for example:
Variable1 = Value1 Variable2 = Value2
Just copy the list of variables from the text file and click Paste () in the Environmental Variables dialog. The variables will be added to the table. Click Ok to complete the task. At any time, you can select all variables in the Environment Variables dialog, click Copy , and paste them into a text file.
Select one of the pre-configured Python interpreters from the list.
In this field, specify the string to be passed to the interpreter. If necessary, click Enter, and type the string in the editor.
Specify a directory to be used by the running console. When this field is left blank, the project directory will be used.
This field is only available for remote interpreters.
This field shows mappings between the desired local path and the corresponding remote path. PyCharm allows configuring paths by clicking next to the field. In the dialog that opens, click or buttons to change the path mappings as desired.
If the desired interpreter is missing in the list, click this link to open the Python Interpreters page, and configure an interpreter or virtual environment , as described in the section Configuring Python SDK.
Add content roots to PYTHONPATH
Select this checkbox to have the content roots added to the PYTHONPATH.
Add source roots to PYTHONPATH
Select this checkbox to have the source roots added to the PYTHONPATH.
In this editor area, type the script to be executed in the console after its start-up and initialization. Note that syntax highlighting, code completion, import assistance, documentation, inspections and quick fixes are available in this editor:
By default, this area contains the following script, which causes printing out a header information and extending the system paths:
import sys; print('Python %s on %s' % (sys.version, sys.platform)) sys.path.extend([WORKING_DIR_AND_PYTHON_PATHS])
If you want to omit such a printout, delete this script.