Why Pycharm Educational

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Quickly go from novice to pro thanks to this powerful integrated development environment for Python and its interactive educational functionality.


Unlike other solutions, PyCharm combines the easy learning curve of interactive coding platforms with the power of a real-world professional tool.


Specially designed for programmers with little or no previous coding experience who want to learn programming with Python easily and effectively.

Free and easy

Use a Free &
Open Source solution

PyCharm Educational Edition is completely Free and Open Source. Novice programmers can download and use it for educational or any other purposes for free. Instructors and course authors can use it to create, modify and share their own courses.

No previous programming experience necessary

Many code editors, IDEs and other tools are too complex if you're just learning how to program. They often make you invest a serious amount of effort and time into understanding how the tool works. PyCharm Educational Edition is easy to get started with, not intimidating, yet powerful enough to guide you all the way through to becoming a professional developer.


Use professional tools while learning

Having learned programming with PyCharm Educational Edition, you will be able to smoothly advance to other professional development tools such as PyCharm Professional Edition, IntelliJ IDEA, and others.

Turn professional quicker

Unlike other online learning alternatives, PyCharm Educational Edition is not merely a learning system — it's a real development tool. Learning programming in a real professional environment will make your transition from novice to professional as quick and seamless as possible.

Dr. Leif Azzopardi

Researcher and Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow

PyCharm rocks! Its integrated development environment is perfect for learning Python, and for developing professional applications.

Fresh and easy

Everything you need, out of the box

PyCharm Educational Edition offers the complete toolkit for both students and teachers of programming. These include essential learning features like an integrated Python console, Debugger and VCS, along with unique educational features like "fill in the missing code" exercises, intelligent hints, checks, smart suggestions, code auto-completion, and much more.

Your intelligent learning assistant

PyCharm Educational Edition detects code problems and errors on the fly, as you go, and makes valuable suggestions based on its deep understanding of Python code. Thanks to this instant feedback, you can save time and effort and progress with your learning faster.

Our Stories
We have found PyCharm valuable in the teaching process to help students more easily debug their code! We are also better able to focus on more algorithms in these upper-division courses and move at a faster velocity to cover more material.
Mavin Martin
Graduate Assistant at
University of Utah
Our freshman students have found PyCharm to be an excellent platform for learning Python programming because of PyCharm's debugger and immediate syntax and type feedback.
Terence Parr
Professor at University of
San Francisco
Simply put, PyCharm has been a fantastic resource for both our upper-division courses and with the high school programming camps we've been running during the summer.
Mark Sherriff
Associate Professor at
University of Virginia

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