How to manage Python virtual environments.
December 01, 2022
venv is a module that comes with Python 3. It provides an easy way to create and manage virtual environments for different Python projects. Using virtual environments is a great way to keep your projects isolated from each other, and to ensure that everyone on a team is using the same version of Python and packages.
To create a virtual environment, you'll need to make sure you have Python 3 installed. You can then run the following command in your terminal:
python3 -m venv <environment_name>
This will create a new virtual environment with the specified name. You can then activate the virtual environment using the following command:
Once the environment is activated, you can start installing packages as needed. When you're done working in the environment, you can deactivate it by running the following command:
Using virtual environments is important because without it you can have dependency conflicts. It also makes it easier to switch between projects that use different versions of Python and packages.
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