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PyCharm 2020.1 Beta

We have a new Beta version of PyCharm that can now be downloaded from our website.

This Beta brings us closer to the 2020.1 release: we’re working on polishing everything to get it ready, and this week’s version brings some great improvements.

New in PyCharm

Creating new Pyramid projects with Cookiecutter

Beta 1 - Pyramid Cookiecutter


Pyramid has adopted cookiecutter as the official way to create new projects. From this version onward, PyCharm will also use the official cookiecutter template to create Pyramid projects.

Further Improvements

  • We recently improved how stepping works in the Python debugger. Previously we had a separate ‘Smart step into’ option that allows you to which function call you’d like to step into if there are multiple function calls on the same line. Unfortunately, we had a small issue where in some cases we skipped a couple lines while stepping. This has now been fixed.
  • In PyCharm Professional Edition’s data view, we had an issue where if there were multiple columns, all values were implicitly converted to floats. We’ve resolved this problem.
  • There is all this and more. You can find the details in 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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7 Responses to PyCharm 2020.1 Beta

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    Yunti says:

    November 15, 2016 was the best thing to understand debugging for me. (this would be great for beginners if you could include such a thing in your debugger). Very visual will give people a greater understanding into how python is working.

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      Paul Everitt says:

      November 15, 2016

      Thanks for that link. Adding a new visualization to the product might be a bit more than we can bite off for the tutorial. But we have been talking about adding animated visualizations of key concepts to show during the talk. Such as, break points and stack frames.

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    Steve Piercy says:

    March 19, 2020

    Link to release notes is a 404.

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      Paul Everitt says:

      March 19, 2020

      Fixed, thanks for letting us know.

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        Jorge Vidinha says:

        March 20, 2020

        seems not fixed yet 🙂

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          Paul Everitt says:

          March 23, 2020

          Hmm, I just tried and it went to the correct page.

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          Joe says:

          March 23, 2020

          Check the new link in the blog

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