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Configuring Conda Environment

IntelliJ IDEA supports creating virtual environments for Python with Conda. Before you start, ensure that Anaconda or Miniconda is downloaded and installed on your computer.

To create a Conda environment

  1. Navigate to File | Project Structure (Ctrl+Shift+Alt+S).
  2. In the Project Structure dialog, select SDKs under the Platform Settings section, click Add a new SDK, and from the popup menu, choose Python SDK.
  3. In the left-hand pane of the Add Python Interpreter dialog box, select Conda Environment. The following actions depend on whether the Conda environment existed before.

    If New environment is selected:

    1. Specify the location of the new Conda environment in the text field, or click Conda environment location and find location in your file system. Note that the directory where the new Conda environment should be located, must be empty!
    2. Select the Python version from the drop-down list.
    3. Specify the location of the Conda executable file in the text field, or click Conda executable location and find location in the Conda installation directory.
    4. Select the Make available to all projects check-box, if needed.

    If Existing environment is selected:

    1. Specify the required interpreter: use the drop-down list, or click Select an interpreter and find one in your file system.
    2. Select the check-box Make available to all projects, if needed.
  4. Click OK to complete the task.
Last modified: 18 June 2018

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