Sometimes is it useful to make PyCharm know what type of variable you’re using inside the function. For example, it enables the auto-complete feature for the variable methods and quick navigation to the method source with Ctrl/Cmd + click.
While for the function arguments you can easily specify the type using the docstring notation like:
the documentation about such feature for local variables is buried in the JetBrains forum threads and issue tracker (http://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/PY-4083). Here is the solution that worked for me:
which means that var1 will be treated as MyModel type.