SciPy is an open-source Python library for math, science, and engineering. It includes the wildly popular NumPy and Matplotlib libraries.
Problem Formulation: Given a PyCharm project. How to install the SciPy library in your project within a virtual environment or globally?
Here’s a solution that always works:
File > Settings > Projectfrom the PyCharm menu.
- Select your current project.
- Click the
Python Interpretertab 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
"scipy"without quotes, and click
- 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 SciPy, just type in “scipy” in the search field instead:
Make sure to select only “scipy” because there are many other packages that are not required but also contain the term “scipy” (False positives):
Alternatively, you can run the
pip install scipy command in your PyCharm “Terminal” view:
$ pip install scipy
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