Install Pyqt For Mac

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PyQt5 is a toolkit for creating Python GUI applications. As a cross-platform toolkit, PyQt can run on all major operating systems (Unix, Windows (Mac).

This article describes how to install Python + PyCharm + PyQt5.

With PyQt5, the GUI is designed in two ways:

  • directly using the code to design the interface
  • using QtDesigner to visualize the design, and then convert the resulting .ui file into a .py file.

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Install Python + PyCharm + PyQt5.

Step 1. Install Python.

Visit the official website at to download and install your target Python version.

Install PyQt5

Enter the cmd interface. Run the command and wait a moment.

The command is executed and PyQt5 is installed.

Test if pqyt5 is actually installed

Create a new file,, and enter the following code.

After running, the following screen will pop up, indicating that PyQt is working normally.

3. Install PyCharm.

Visit the official website
Choose download and install Community version.

PyCharm Basic Configuration.

Step 1 Create a new project

Step 2 Set the default PyCharm parser.

Select File | Settings | Project: first | Project Interpreter, set Project Interpreter to The version of python you are using


Step 3 Adding third-party libraries

Stay in the Project Interpreter interface, click on the +, find and install pyqt5. pyqt5-sip, pyqt5-tools. After successful installation, the interface should look like this.

Step 4 Configuring QtDesigner

Install designer
You can start designer directly from PyCharm. Make sure designer is installed first. Designer is not installed with the pip installation.

On Fedora Linux you can do this:

Ubuntu Linux users can do thiS:

You can also do this:

Once qt5-designer is installed, you can configure it in PyCharm.

PyCharm select File | Settings | Tools | PyCharm. External Tools, click + New Tools, Create QTdesigner and PyUIC tools

Configure two key parameters.

  • Program: the path to your own designer.

    • Windows users can link to designer.exe, for example C:xxxxAppDataLocalProgramsPythonPython35-32Libsite-packagespyqt5-toolsdesigner.exe

    • Fedora Linux users can link designer-qt5

    • Ubuntu users can set it to /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/bin/designer

  • Working directory: $ProjectFileDir$

Step 5: Configure PyUIC

Configure three key parameters.

Pip Install Pyqt

  • Program: Your own python.exe path For example, C:xxxxAppDataLocalProgramsPythonPython35-32python.
  • Arguments:-m PyQt5.uic.pyuic $FileName$ -o $FileNameWithoutExtension$.py
  • Working directory:$ProjectFileDir$

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Test PyQt installation

From code

Now that everything is setup, it’s time to test if everything is setup correctly.
Create a GUI interface using the code below (or any PyQt code).

Select Run->Run first. You should see a PyQt window popup.


Use QTDesigner to generate a GUI interface and convert it to a .py file using PyUIC.

Select Tools->ExternalTools->QTdesigner.

In the QT Designer interface, a GUI creation interface will pop up for the first time, click on create to automatically generate a GUI interface.

Save the interface as Untitled.ui file.

Install Pyqt Mac

Back to the PyCharm project interface, there is an extra .ui file under the project list.

Right-click on Untitled.ui and select ExternalTools->PyUIC in the pop-up list.

This will generate a file for Untitled.ui.

About the App

  • App name: pyqt
  • App description: Python bindings for Qt
  • App website:

Install the App

  1. Press Command+Space and type Terminal and press enter/return key.
  2. Run in Terminal app:
    ruby -e '$(curl -fsSL' < /dev/null 2> /dev/null
    and press enter/return key.
    If the screen prompts you to enter a password, please enter your Mac's user password to continue. When you type the password, it won't be displayed on screen, but the system would accept it. So just type your password and press ENTER/RETURN key. Then wait for the command to finish.
  3. Run:
    brew install pyqt

Done! You can now use pyqt.

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