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Python Interpreters

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Python interpreters

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

Show all interpreters

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

ItemTooltip and shortcutDescription
AddAdd
Alt+Insert
Click this button to select a Python interpreter type from the list.
RemoveRemove
Alt+Delete
Click this button to delete the selected Python interpreter from the list of available interpreters.
EditEdit
Enter
Click this button to change name and location of the selected Python interpreter. See the section Configure a Python interpreter.
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.
Interpreter pathShow paths for selected interpreterClick this button to show the list of interpreter paths.

Interpreter paths

This dialog shows up on clicking Interpreter path in the Python Interpreters dialog. 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
AddAdd
Alt+Insert
Click these buttons to add external libraries for the selected Python interpreter.
Remove
Remove
Alt+Delete
Click these buttons to remove external libraries for the selected Python interpreter.
ReloadReload 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: 19 August 2020