PyCharm 2018.2 Help

Project Interpreters

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Project interpreters

This dialog box shows up on choosing Show all...:

py interpreter types

Use this dialog to configure the list of available Python interpreters.

Item

Tooltip and shortcut

Description

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Add
Alt+Insert

Click this button to select a Python interpreter type from the list.

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Remove
Alt+Delete

Click this button to delete the selected Python interpreter from the list of available interpreters.

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Edit
Enter

Click this button to change name and location of the selected Python interpreter. See the section Changing Name of a Python Interpreter or Virtual Environment.

filter

Show virtual environments associated with other projects

If this button is pressed, the virtual environments, already associated with the other projects, are shown in the list of available interpreters.
Otherwise, the list only includes the virtual environments not used in the other projects. This behavior is stipulated by the checkbox Associate this virtual environment with the current project.

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Show paths for selected interpreter

Click this button to show the list of interpreter paths.

Interpreter paths

This dialog box shows up on clicking icons actions listFiles svg in the Project Interpreters dialog box. It shows the paths where the external libraries reside. If a library has been added, it is recommended to click the Reload button to rescan the Python installation.

Item

Tooltip and shortcut

Description

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Add
Alt+Insert

Click these buttons to add external libraries for the selected Python interpreter.

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Remove
Alt+Delete

Click these buttons to remove external libraries for the selected Python interpreter.

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Reload List of Paths

Click this button to rescan libraries for the selected Python installation. For example, clicking this button helps update external libraries, if some packages have been upgraded.

Last modified: 12 October 2018

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