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Configuring Python Interpreter for a Project

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Introduction

Python interpreter can be assigned on the project level, and on the level of a Python module.

Note that IntelliJ IDEA stores only the interpreter name in the project settings.

Configuring Python interpreter on the project level

To configure Python SDK as the project-level SDK, follow these steps

  1. Open the Project Structure dialog (e.g. Ctrl+Shift+Alt+S).
  2. In the Project Structure dialog box, click Project node under the Project Settings.
  3. On the General Settings for Project <project name>, click the Project SDK drop-down list, and select the project level SDK from the list of available SDKs.
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  4. Apply changes.

Configuring Python interpreter on a module level

To configure Python interpreter for a Python module, follow these steps

  1. Open the Project Structure dialog (e.g. Ctrl+Shift+Alt+S).
  2. In the Project Structure dialog box, click Modules node under the Project Settings.
  3. In the Module <module name> pane of the selected Python module, click the Dependencies tab.
  4. Click Module SDK drop-down list, and select the desired Python interpreter from the list of the previously configured available Python interpreters.
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    If the interpreter you need is missing in the list of available interpreters, click New next to the Module SDK field, choose Python SDK from the pop-up menu, choose interpreter type (local, remote, etc.) and then select the desired executable.

Last modified: 11 October 2017

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