Conda virtual environment
PyCharm supports creating virtual environments for Python with Conda. The following procedure applies to all supported operating systems. Use the platform switcher at the top of this page to view shortcuts specific to your operating system.
To create a Conda environment
Open the Add Python Interpreter dialog by either way:
When you're in the Editor, the most convenient way is to use the Python Interpreter widget in the status bar. Click the widget and select
- Open the Settings / Preferences Dialog by pressing Ctrl+Alt+S or by choosing for Windows and Linux or for macOS.
In the Settings/Preferences dialog Ctrl+Alt+S, select . Click the icon and select Add.
In the left-hand pane of the Add Python Interpreter dialog, select Conda Environment. The following actions depend on whether the Conda environment existed before.
If New environment is selected:
Specify the location of the new Conda environment in the text field, or click and find location in your file system. Note that the directory where the new Conda environment should be located, must be empty!
Select the Python version from the list.
Specify the location of the Conda executable file in the text field, or click and find location in the Conda installation directory.
Select the Make available to all projects checkbox, if needed.
If Existing environment is selected:
Expand the Interpreter list and select any of the existing interpreters. Alternatively, click and specify a path to the Conda executable in your file system, for example, C:\Users\jetbrains\Anaconda3\python.exe.
Select the checkbox Make available to all projects, if needed.
Click OK to complete the task.
For any of the configured Python interpreters, you can: