We’re excited to start the Early Access Program (EAP) for PyCharm 2018.1! The next version of PyCharm will be released in the Spring. However, as we think user feedback is very important to allow us to make a better product, you can already download a preview version now.
As PyCharm 2018.1 is in development during the EAP phase, not all new features are already available, and more features will be added in the coming weeks. Also, as this is early pre-release software, it is not as stable as our release versions. Furthermore, we may decide to change and/or drop certain features as the EAP progresses.
All EAP versions will ship with a built-in EAP license, which means that these versions are free to use for 30 days after the day that they are built. As EAPs are released weekly, you’ll be able to use PyCharm Professional Edition EAP for free for the duration of the EAP program, as long as you upgrade at least once every 30 days.
New in 2018.1 EAP 1
Scientific Project Type
You can now create a new scientific project straight from the new project screen. Scientific projects are created by default with a Conda environment and will scaffold the directory for your data.
Additionally, SciView now works with remote interpreters.
Improved HiDPI Support
We now support configurations running Windows 8.1 or higher, with multiple displays that have different scale factors or a display with a fractional scale factor (anything other than 100% or 200%).
Open Terminal from the Project Tool Window
You can now right-click a folder in the Project tool window and start a terminal in that folder:
Better Code Completion for Python
We’ve improved stubs for the Python standard library to improve code completion for these libraries.
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.