PyCharm Edu 2017.3 Help

Creating Virtual Environment

PyCharm Edu makes it possible create virtual environment using the virtualenv tool. So doing, PyCharm Edu tightly integrates with virtualenv, and enables configuring virtual environments right in the IDE.

virtualenv tool comes bundled with PyCharm Edu, so the user doesn't need to install it.

To create a virtual environment

  • In the Create Virtual Environment dialog box, do the following:
    • In the Name field, type the name of the new virtual environment, or accept the suggested default name.
    • In the Location field, specify the target directory, where the new virtual environment will be created, or accept the suggested default location.
    • From Base interpreter drop-down list, select one of the configured Python interpreters, which will be used as the base for the new virtual environment.

      If the desired base interpreter is missing in the drop-down list, you can locate it manually by clickingbrowseButton.

    • If you want the site-packages of the base interpreter to be visible from the virtual environment, select the checkbox Inherit global site-packages. If you leave this checkbox cleared, the new virtual environment will be completely isolated.

    Click OK to apply changes and close the dialog box.

Last modified: 30 March 2018