How to install Python Pycharm on Windows?

Prerequisite: Python Language Introduction
 
Python is a widely-used general-purpose, high-level programming language. It was initially designed by Guido van Rossum in 1991 and developed by Python Software Foundation. It was mainly developed for emphasis on code readability, and its syntax allows programmers to express concepts in fewer lines of code.
Python is a programming language that lets you work quickly and integrate systems more efficiently.
We need to have an interpreter to interpret and run our programs. There are certain online interpreters like GFG-IDE, IDEONE or CodePad, etc. Running Python codes on an offline interpreter is much more compatible than using an online IDE.
 
PyCharm is one of the most popular Python-IDE developed by JetBrains used for performing scripting in Python language. PyCharm provides some very useful features like Code completion and inspection, Debugging process, support for various programming frameworks such as Flask and Django, Package Management, etc. PyCharm provides various tools for productive development in Python.

Installing Python:
 
Before, starting with the process of installing PyCharm in Windows, one must ensure that Python is installed on their system. To check if the system is equipped with Python, go to the Command line(search for cmd in the Run dialog( + R).
Now run the following command:

python --version

If Python is already installed, it will generate a message with the Python version available.
python-version-check-windows

If Python is not present, go through How to install Python on Windows? and follow the instructions provided.

Downloading and Installing PyCharm:

Before beginning with the installation process, PyCharm needs to be downloaded. For that, PyCharm is available on jetbrains.com.

Download the PyCharm and follow the further instructions for its installation.

Beginning with the installation:

  • Getting Started:
    Beginning Installation
  • Choose Installation Location:
    Selecting Installation Location
  • Installation Options:
    Installation Options
  • Selecting Start Menu Folder:
    Selecting Folder in Start Menu
  • Processing Installation:
    Processing Installation
  • Finished Installation:
    Finishing Installation

Getting Started with PyCharm:

Once the Installation is over, PyCharm can be searched and started from the Start Menu. Follow the steps given below to do the same:

  • Searching from Start Menu:
    Searching from Start Menu
  • Getting done with License Agreement:
    License Agreement
  • Setting UI Theme:
    UI Theme Selection
  • Downloading Plugins:
    Download Plugins for Tools
  • Get Started with PyCharm:
    Project Window
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