How to Install PyTorch on PyCharm?

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PyTorch is a machine learning framework that facilitates development of production-ready machine learning apps.

Problem Formulation: Given a PyCharm project. How to install the PyTorch library in your project within a virtual environment or globally?

Here’s a solution that always works:

  • Open File > Settings > Project from the PyCharm menu.
  • Select your current project.
  • Click the Python Interpreter tab within your project tab.
  • Click the small + symbol to add a new library to the project.
  • Now type in the library to be installed, in your example "torch" without quotes, and click Install Package.
  • Wait for the installation to terminate and close all popup windows.

Here’s the installation process as a short animated video—it works analogously for PyTorch, just type in “torch” in the search field instead:

Make sure to type in “torch” because many people wrongly try to type “pytorch” which is not the correct library name.

install torch on PyCharm

Alternatively, you can run the pip install torch command in your PyCharm “Terminal” view:

$ pip install torch
pip install torch on PyCharm

If you run into any problems with the installation, you may also want to check out our troubleshooting article here.

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