IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition is the open source version of IntelliJ IDEA, an IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for Java, Groovy and other programming languages such as Scala or Clojure. It is made by JetBrains, maker of PyCharm Python IDE.

Before you start

You should have both Miniconda and IntelliJ installed and working.

Set up IntelliJ using Miniconda

Find location of Miniconda Python executable:

which python

The system responds with your path to Python. You need this in the next step.

Within IntelliJ

Go to File > Project Structure > Platform Settings > SDKs

Click the Add (+) icon

Choose Python SDK

Enter location of Miniconda Python executable /Users/Me/miniconda3/bin/python

NOTE: Substitute your actual path to Miniconda that you found in the previous step.

Go to File > Project Settings > Project > Project SDK

Select from the drop-down: Python 3.6.0 (~/miniconda3/bin/python…)

Go to Run > Debug

Click the Add (+) icon

Select Python and then enter the following:

Name: MyProject Script: /Users/Me/MyProject/ Use Specified Interpreter: Python 3.6.0 (~/miniconda3/bin/python…)

For more information, see the IntelliJ IDEA documentation.