How To Install PyCharm 2018.3 on Ubuntu

As you may know, PyCharm is a Python IDE, having some interesting functions like: code completion, error highlighting, customizable UI and key-bindings for VIM, VCS integrations or automated code refactorings and good navigation capabilities.

The latest version available is PyCharm 2018.3, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes:

  • Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) interpreters for Windows users developing apps for Linux.
  • Multiline TODOs support.
  • Great usability improvements for search everywhere feature.
  • Performance improvements to F-string.
  • Additional options for optimizing imports
  • GitHub pull requests
  • Cassandra support

How To Install PyCharm 2018.3 on Ubuntu

Installation instructions:

Due to the fact that pycharm is available as a snap package, installing it on Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish, Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and other Ubuntu derivative systems is easy. All you need to do is install snap (if you don’t have it already) and install the pycharm-community snap package:

$ sudo apt install snapd snapd-xdg-open
$ sudo snap install pycharm-community --classic

Optional, to remove pycharm-community, do:

$ sudo snap remove pycharm-community

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