PyCharm Edu 2018.1 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

  1. Open the Settings/Preferences dialog box, and then open the Project Interpreters page.
  2. Click cogwheel framed next to the Project Interpreter field and choose Add. The Add Python Interpreter dialog opens.
  3. In the left-hand pane of the Add Python Interpreter dialog, click the Virtual Environment node. The following actions depend on whether the virtual environment existed before.

    If New virtual environment is selected:

    1. Specify the location of the new virtual environment in the text field, or click browseButton and find location in your file system. Note that the directory where the new virtual environment should be located, must be empty!
    2. Choose the base interpreter from the drop-down list, or click browseButton and find the base interpreter in the your file system.
    3. Select the Inherit global site-packages check-box if you want to inherit your global site-packages directory. This check-box corresponds to the --system-site-packages option of the virtualenv tool.
    4. Select the Make available to all projects check-box, if needed.

    If the existing virtual environment is selected:

    1. Specify the required interpreter Use the drop-down list, or click browseButton and find one in your file system.
    2. Select the check-box Make available to all projects, if needed.
Last modified: 25 May 2018