Early Access Program Releases

2019.3 EAP 1

The first Early Access Program (EAP) for PyCharm 2019.3 is now available to be downloaded from our website!

New in PyCharm

Use macros as parameters to run scripts


We added a new possibility to customize your script execution with macros now available to be set as parameters in the Python run configuration. Use macros such as `$ClipboardContent$` to get the content of the clipboard, `$FilePath$` to retrieve the file path of the open file, `$ModuleSdkPath$` for the project interpreter path or `$Prompt$` for a string input dialog on running the configuration to be used as parameters in your script execution.

To set them go to the Run/Debug Configurations dialog, select the script you wanna configure from the list of the Python run/debug configurations. Then, click + in the Parameters field and select a macro from the list of the available macros.

Scale and configure preview area for Jupyter notebook file


Scale the preview area for a Jupyter notebook file according to your needs. Either zoom in and out directly (using Ctrl (Windows) or Cmd (macOS) + mouse wheel) on the preview area or configure the default font size by opening Settings/Preferences ⌃⌥S, select Build, Execution, Deployment | Jupyter dialog, deselect Use Font Editor Size, and choose the required size in the Font Size field.

Markdown support for PyCharm Community Edition

The Markdown editor is now available for PyCharm Community Edition. Now you can expect to manage headings, apply formatting to text, use completion capabilities to add links to other project documents or images, insert code blocks for various programming languages, and visualize DOT or PlantUML diagrams all from the Community Edition.

Further improvements

  • An issue that wasn’t allowing proper autocomplete import references with same namespaces was solved.
  • Fixes were made for unexpected warnings on assignment expressions for Python 3.8.
  • Auto-imports and suggested imports now show options in an organized order.
  • We fixed an issue causing Python interpreter not to be properly set if downloaded from the Windows Store.
  • For more details on what’s new in this version, see the release notes


Download this EAP from our website. Alternatively, you can use the JetBrains Toolbox App to stay up to date throughout the entire EAP.

If you’re on Ubuntu 16.04 or later, you can use snap to get PyCharm EAP, and stay up to date. You can find the installation instructions on our website.

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