Install Pycharm CE on Raspberry Pi

Pycharm CE

Python Community Edition IDE for Professional and Educational Developers.
To run: Menu -> Programming -> Pycharm Community Edition
To run in a terminal: /opt/pycharm-community/bin/

You must configure the IDE to run each script ("py" file), or create a new environment.
For Educational purposes, the "EDUtools" plugin can be installed. Go to the right corner from the Pycharm start up portal: Configurate > Plugins > Search for: EDUtools > Install it and restart the IDE. Then you will able to select "Learn and Teach" for courses.

Fortunately, Pycharm CE is very easy to install on your Raspberry Pi in just two steps.

  1. Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Raspberry Pi.
  2. Use Pi-Apps to install Pycharm CE.


For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS, which is currently version Bullseye.
Raspberry Pi OS has 32-bit and 64-bit variants, both of which will run on most Raspberry Pi computers, including the Pi 3 and the Pi 4.
Pycharm CE will run on either PiOS 32-bit or 64-bit.

Install Pi-Apps

Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Raspberry Pi with just a few clicks.

Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:

wget -qO- | bash

Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here:

Install Pycharm CE

Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Pycharm CE.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:

Then click on the Programming category.

Now scroll down to find Pycharm CE in the list.

Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Pycharm CE for you!

Pi-Apps is a free and open source tool made by Botspot and other contributors. Find out more at