PyCharm provides initial Cython support out of the box. PyCharm recognizes .pyx, .pxd, and .pxi files, and allows you to edit them. You can also compile these files into .so files using the
Cython files are marked with the icon.
Cython support includes:
Code inspections. Almost all Python code inspections work for Cython.
Smart search through the source code, in particular, finding usages.
Compiling Cython modules:
Compilation is done using external tools. The preferred build systems (Makefile, setup.py, and so on) should be configured as external tools.
C compiler should be downloaded and installed on your computer.
Get started with Cython in PyCharm
Follow this procedure to create a .pyx file in PyCharm, edit it, and build it into a .so file using setup.py.
Create a new project as explained in Create a Python project.
Press Control+Alt+S to open the project settings and navigate to.
Click on the package toolbar, then type
Cythonin the search field of the Available Packages dialog, and click Install Package. Close the window upon successful installation and click OK in the interpreter settings.
Now create a .pyx file. Select from the main menu, then select . Type the filename, for example, example.pyx and save the changes. The file opens in the editor.
You can copy and paste the following code:def function (a: int, b: int) -> str: return str(a + b) function(2, 4)
Alternatively, you can type code to see how PyCharm assists you with code completion and type checking:
Now create the setup.py file. Select from the main menu. PyCharm creates a template setup.py file and opens it in the editor. You can copy and paste the following setup options:from setuptools import setup, Extension module = Extension ('example', sources=['example.pyx']) setup( name='cythonTest', version='1.0', author='jetbrains', ext_modules=[module] )
To compile the example.pyx file, select command from the main menu. In the Enter setup.py task name type
buildand select the build_ext task. For more information, refer to Create and run setup.py.
In the Run Setup Task build_ext dialog, add the
Once the build task successfully completes, the .so file is created.
At this point, you can use the compiled .so file to import