In this section:
- Viewing the list of available interpreters
- Configuring the list of available interpreters
- Project Interpreters dialog box
- Auto-detecting interpreters
- Removing interpreters from the list
The list of Python SDKs, available for the various projects, can include interpreters installed locally or remotely , and the various virtual environments .
Viewing the list of available interpreters
Configuring the list of available interpreters
- Under the project settings, open the page Project Interpreter.
- Next to the Project Interpreter field, click .
- In the list of interpreter types, choose the desired option:
Choose More to open the Project Interpreters dialog box, where it is possible to configure the list of the Python interpreters, available on your computer.
The Project Interpreters dialog features the toolbar with the following buttons:
|Icon||Tooltip and shortcut||Description|
Alt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+Insert or Ctrl+NAlt+InsertCommand N or Control EnterControl N or Control EnterCommand N or Control Enter
|Click this button to choose the type of interpreter to be added: local, remote interpreter, or virtual environment.|
Alt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteCommand DeleteCommand DeleteCommand Delete
|Click this button to remove the selected interpreter from the list of available interpreters.|
|Click this button to change the name and path of the selected interpreter.|
|Show virtual environments associated with the other projects||If this button is not pressed, PyCharm shows the virtual environments associated with the current project only.|
|Show paths for the selected interpreter||Click this button to show the list of paths for the selected interpreter.|
It is not necessary to configure all the interpreters or virtual environments. PyCharm can automatically detect them in certain locations. These automatically detected interpreters are denoted in the list by semi-transparent icons:
- virtual environment:
The ability to automatically detect interpreters depends on the platform. PyCharm looks for the interpreters and virtual environments in the following locations:
- C:\\Program Files\PythonXX
- OS X:
Removing interpreters from the list
- In the list of available interpreters , select the one to be deleted.
- Click .