PyCharm 2017.3 Help

Scientific Mode Support

Prerequisite

The following packages must be properly installed:

To learn how to install packages to your PyCharm interpreter, read the section Installing, Uninstalling and Upgrading Packages.

Scientific mode

When a numpy import is detected, PyCharm shows the banner that suggests you to enable the Scientific mode:

py enable scientific view

With this mode enabled, the following changes are introduced to the UI:

In the Scientific mode, a graph opens in its own tab in the SciView, allowing you to resize it, zoom in and out, etc.

Matplotlib in the console

Matplotlib is available also in console. See the Running in console section of the Scientific Mode tutorial.

With Matplotlib imported, the following happens:

  • When you open SciView tool window with the debug session stopped, an empty tab is shown, where you can type the variables from the console:
    py scientific view emty tab

    In the Format field, one can specify the format of representing the output.

    Note that when you launch your files in the SciView mode, the command line is automatically shown after the script execution.

  • When stopping on a breakpoint, a tab appears in the SciView with the graph being debugged:
    py matplotlib debug

    See the Debug section of the Scientific Mode tutorial.

When starting a Python console (Tools | Python Console...), one can import Matplotlib, and build graphs as required:

py matplotlib

The Python console is accessible for further inputs.

Last modified: 29 November 2017

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