Setting up PyCharm

I love Sublime Text, and I recently wrote how I optimized it for Python development. But I’ve also admired PyCharm as a full-featured IDE. The problem is that PyCharm is visually cluttered, with buttons, toolbars, and windows everywhere. Certainly, there is a very steep learning curve.

Recently, while I was watching one of Michael Kennedy’s video courses (where the coding examples are done in PyCharm), I was inspired to give PyCharm a closer look.

I was happy to discover that there is a video playlist on YouTube that provides an in-depth Getting Started guide. The JetBrains web site also features a Quick Start guide with really excellent documentation/tutorials.

For scientists especially, be sure to check out IPython/Jupyter Notebook integration in PyCharm.

I plan to spend a lot more time going through this material.