Let’s show you how to install PyCharm on Ubuntu 16.04 system. PyCharm is a state-of-the-art IDE a Python integrated development environment designed for performance and functionality. Offers a wide range of features such as a graphical debugger, refactoring tools, an intelligent code editor, and so on. The community version is free, while the pro version costs a small fee. This board gives you additional functionality such as a coding environment for web development, remote development, and database support. While it is available for Windows, Mac and Linux, in this article we will be focusing exclusively on Linux.
In this article, we will show you how to install PyCharm on your Ubuntu 16.04 system. As a prerequisite, Java must be installed on your system to run PyCharm. Thus, we will first show you the Java installation process for Ubuntu 16.04.
Step 1: Make sure you already have the Java SDK installed
If you have the JDK installed, then there is no need for you in steps 1 and 2. To see the JDK version, open a terminal on your system and enter the following command:
If you get a result similar to “The program ‘java’ can be found ….” or “java: command not found”, then you do not have any version of Java installed. If you don’t have Java installed, skip to step 2.
Step 2: Installing OpenJDK 8
To install OpenJDK 8, open source from the Java Development Kit, run the following command followed by your user account password.
sudo apt-get install -y openjdk-8-jre-headless
This may take several minutes after a slightly larger combo installation. The download speed depends on the speed of your Internet connection.
After the installation process is done, run the following command to check your Java version:
The first line of the output file should look something like this:
openjdk version "1.8.0_151"
If this happens, then you have successfully installed OpenJDK on your Ubuntu system.
Step 3: Add the Ubuntu Make repository
In order to install PyCharm, we will need to add the Make repository to Ubuntu. Enter the following command to install a new repository:
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:ubuntu-desktop/ubuntu-make
Once this is done, go to step 4.
Step 4: Complete the installation of the new repository
In order to finish installing Ubuntu Make, we need to update apt-get. Do this by running the following command:
sudo apt-get update
Once this is complete, you can proceed to step 5.
Step 5: Installing umake
Before installing PyCharm, we must install the ubuntu-make package using the following command:
sudo apt-get install -y ubuntu-make
When finished, go to step 6.
Step 6: Install PyCharm on Ubuntu with umake
To install the community version in PyCharm, run the following command:
umake ide pycharm
To install the professional version of PyCharm, run the following command:
umake ide pycharm-professional
Umake will prompt you to select the installation directory. You can change this if you want. But for this article, we’ll leave it unchanged (/ home /
Once that is done, you can go back to your Ubuntu desktop where you will find PyCharm in the sidebar. Just click on the icon to launch it.
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