Since a while I am using the PyCharm Community Edition to expiriment with Python, but have been struggling with long startup times. This happens because of some Python package storing loads of httpcache on disk.
Here is how you can exclude these files and directories from the project that you are working on and speed up the startup process of Python:
- Open Python;
- Click File;
- Click Settings;
- Click on Project XYZ;
- Select the folders to exclude.
You can download PyCharm (for Windows) here.