Python Plugin for IntelliJ IDEA 15.0.1

I have installed the Python Plugin for IntelliJ IDEA 15.0.1

Do I
1) have to define module SDK for Python (as one does with JDK in Java ) OR

2)  after you install the latest Python plug in, are you  ready to start using Python in IntelliJ IDEA 15.0.1

Based on my understanding of language plugins ( for example Python and PHP for IntelliJ IDEA 15.0.1),  after you go through the steps below,
there is no requirement to have the language executable installed on your machine.

That is, downloading the executable from is not necessary after the JetBrains plugin has been downloaded
using the steps described below.

------ Steps required to install language plugin -----

To download and install a repository plugin
1. Open the Settings dialog (e.g. Ctrl+Alt+S).
2. In the left-hand pane, select Plugins.
3. On the Plugins page that opens in the right-hand part of the dialog, click the Install JetBrains plugin or the Browse repositories button.
4. In the dialog that opens (the Browse JetBrains Plugins dialog or the Browse Repositories dialog), right-click the required plugin
and select Download and Install.
Note that when looking for the plugin of interest, you can filter the plugin list and also to perform a search.

5. Confirm your intention to download and install the selected plugin.
6. Click Close.
7. Click OK in the Settings dialog and restart IntelliJ IDEA for the changes to take effect.

Please confirm.

I have read that PyCharm and the JetBrains Python plug in are similar, their releases are not synchronized.
Is there a webpage that shows how to set up a Python project for IntelliJ IDEA 15.0.1 with Python plug in.
I simple demo for getting started would be appreciated.
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Hello Thomas,

Python plugin for Idea and Pycharm are similar but not syncrhonized in some cases. Please see

As for Python SDK - yes you should define it. For new project you just invoke File - New - Project - select Python and you will see Project SDK dropdown, where you should select path to your python.exe
Also you can add Python support to any existing project. Just right-click your project node in the Project View, select Add Framework Support - Python, defilne SDK and you are ready to go.

Best regards,

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I have looked at my plugins for IntelliJ IDEA 15.0.1, and I have Python installed.

Step 1: When I create a new project, this is what I see below.

I did not select,
-dj Django
-Google App Engine
-SQL Support
and clicked on "Next".

Step 2:
Then it says "Create project from template"
It gives you the option to select "Flask Project", which I did not.


I omitted the selection of "Flask Project" and selected "Next".

Step 3:
Project Name: PythonTest
Project Location: C:\Users\Owner\IdeaProjects\PythonTest


Question: Is this where you would store your projects on your local drive?

I believe this is a matter of personal preference.


Thank You,
Tom Hauck

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Sure, you can select any other place to store your projects.


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