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Configure a Python SDK

To develop Python scripts in IntelliJ IDEA, download and install Python and configure at least one Python SDK. A Python SDK can be specified as a Python interpreter for Python project.

IntelliJ IDEA supports:

To view the list of available SDKs, choose File | Project Structure from the main menu Ctrl+Alt+Shift+S. Python SDKs can be configured on the following levels:

Show available Python SDKs
Change a Python SDK
Manage Python SDK modules

To easily tell them from each other, enter different names in the Name field. See SDKs for more information about SDK configuration.

To add a Python SDK, you must configure a Python interpreter. Regardless of the level, you can configure a Python interpreter installed locally, remotely, or as a virtual environment:

For any of the configured Python interpreters (but Docker-based), you can:

Last modified: 26 August 2022