Working with Python console
Python console enables executing Python commands and scripts line by line, similar to your experience with Python Shell.
The console appears as a tool window every time you choose the corresponding command on themenu. The main reason for using the Python console within PyCharm is to benefit from the main IDE features, such as code completion, code analysis, and quick fixes.
You can use up and down arrow keys to browse through the history of executed commands, and repeat the desired ones. To preview the variable values calculated in the course of the execution, click and check the Special Variables list.
The console is available for all types of project interpreters and virtual environments, both local and remote.
Configure Python console settings
By default, the Python console executes Python commands using the Python interpreter defined for the project. To assign an alternative Python interpreter:
Select any available interpreter from the Python interpreter list. Note that you cannot introduce a new interpreter here. If you want to come up with the new interpreter, you need to create it first.
In needed, click the Configure Interpreters link to inspect the list of the installed packages and add new ones.
Mind the code in the Starting script area. It contains the script that will be executed after you open the Python console. Use it to pre-code some required Python commands.
When working on several Python scripts, you might want to execute each in a separate Python console.
Run several Python consoles
Click to add a new Python console.
By default, each console has the name Python Console with an index. To make a console reflect the script you're running, right-click the console tab, select Rename Console, and enter any meaningful name.
Tooltip and shortcut
Click this button to terminate the current process and launch the new one.
Click this button to stop the current process.
Clicking the button once invokes soft kill allowing the application to catch the
Execute Current Statement
Click this button to execute the command at caret, entered in the input pane of the console.
Attaches the debugger process to the console.
You can specify the following settings of the Python console:
Click this button to start a new console session.
Use Soft Wraps
Click this button to toggle the soft wrap mode of the output.
Scroll to the end
Click this button to navigate to the bottom of the stack trace and have the cursor jump to the corresponding location in the source code.
Click this button to send the console text to the default printer.
Click this button to show in a separate pane the variables declared in the console. Right-click a variable in this pane reveals a context menu.
Open a dialog that shows all the statements that you have run for the corresponding data source.
See also, View history of executed statements.
Context menu commands
Compare with Clipboard
Show selection in the console and contents of the Clipboard in the Differences viewer.
Pause the Python script execution output
Choose this command to create a Git Gist.
Choose this item from the context menu to delete all messages from the upper part of the console.