In this tutorial we will be installing PyCharm on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Desktop.
WHAT IS PYCHARM?
PyCharm is an integrated development environment (IDE) used in computer programming, specifically for the Python language. It provides code analysis, a graphical debugger, an integrated unit tester, integration with version control systems (VCSes), and supports web development with Django as well as Data Science with Anaconda. Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PyCharm
In this tutorial you will learn:
PyCharm 3D creation suite on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
PyCharm on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System Installed Ubuntu 20.04 or upgraded Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
Software PyCharm
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

PyCharm installation on Ubuntu 20.04 step by step instructions

Install PyCharm from command line

  1. Start by opening a terminal window and execution of the bellow apt command. Select your preferred version to install:
    $ sudo snap install pycharm-community --classic
    OR
    $ sudo snap install pycharm-professional --classic
    OR
    $ sudo snap install pycharm-educational --classic
    
    All done.
  2. You can start the PyCharm using the below command:
    $ pycharm-community
    OR
    $ pycharm-professional
    OR
    $ pycharm-educational
    

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Install PyCharm using graphical user interface



  1. Open software application
    Use top left Activities menu to open the Software application.


  2. search for pycharm
    Search for pycharm application. Select your preferred PyCharm version to install.


  3. PyCharm installation
    To begin the installation press the Install button.




  4. Enter your username and password
    Enter your username and password. Your user needs to belong to sudo administrative group.


  5. Start the PyCharm application
    Start the PyCharm application. Follow the wizard to perform the initial settings.


  6. start a new project or import your existing project
    At this point you should be ready to start a new project or import your existing project.

Troubleshooting

In case you receive the following error message during the PyCharm loading:
ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'distutils.core'
you may fix this issue by installation of the python3-distutils package using the following command:
$ sudo apt-get install python3-distutils
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