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Project Interpreters

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Project interpreters

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py interpreter types

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

ItemTooltip and shortcutDescription
icons general addAdd
Alt+Insert
Click this button to select a Python interpreter type from the list.
icons general remove svgRemove
Alt+Delete
Click this button to delete the selected Python interpreter from the list of available interpreters.
icons actions edit svgEdit
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.
filterShow virtual environments associated with other projectsIf 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.
icons actions listFiles svgShow paths for selected interpreterClick 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.

ItemTooltip and shortcutDescription
icons general addAdd
Alt+Insert
Click these buttons to add external libraries for the selected Python interpreter.
icons general remove svg
Remove
Alt+Delete
Click these buttons to remove external libraries for the selected Python interpreter.
icons actions refresh svgReload List of PathsClick 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: 14 July 2018

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