PyCharm 2019.3 Help

Create a Python project

Pure Python projects are intended for pure Python programming.

  1. To create a project, do one of the following:

    • From the main menu, choose File | New Project

    • On the Welcome screen, click Create New Project

    New Project dialog opens.

  2. In the New Project dialog, specify the project name and its location. The dialog may differ depending on the PyCharm edition.

    Creating a new project

    Creating a PyCharm helps implement new project

  3. Next, click Expand the node to expand the Project Interpreter node, and select the new environment or existing interpreter, by clicking the corresponding radio-button.

    The following steps depend on your choice:

    • New environment using: if this option has been selected, choose the tool to be used to create a virtual environment. To do that, click the list and choose Virtualenv, Pipenv, or Conda.

      Next, specify the location and base interpreter of the new virtual environment. If necessary, click the Inherit global site-packages and Make available to all projects check boxes.

      When you configure a project Python interpreter, you need to specify the path to the Python executable in your system. So, before configuring a project interpreter, you need to ensure that you've downloaded Python and installed it in your system and you're aware of a path to it. You can create several project interpreters based on the same Python executable. This is helpful when you need to create different virtual environments for developing different types of applications. For example, you can create one virtual environment based on Python 3.6 to develop Django applications and another virtual environment based on the same Python 3.6 to work with scientific libraries.

    • Existing interpreter: if this option has been selected, choose the desired interpreter from the list, or (if the desired interpreter is not found), click Open and choose the interpreter. See Configure a Python interpreter for details.

Once you created a project, you can proceed with configuring the project structure.

Last modified: 5 December 2019