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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 project interpreter for Python project.

IntelliJ IDEA supports:

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

The selected SDK can be used for all Python projects.
Show available Python SDKs
The selected SDK will be used for the current project and all its modules.
Change a Python SDK
The selected SDK will be used for the current project module.
Manage Python SDK modules

See SDKs for more information about SDK configuration.

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, you can:

Last modified: 7 July 2020