PyCharm 3.1.0 Web Help

File | Settings | Python Interpreters

settings

Use this page to configure the list of Python interpreters installed on your computer.

Interpreters pane

This area shows the list of available Python interpreters. If you want to specify a Python interpreter for a project, refer to the page Project Interpreter.

Item Description
2.5+ add Click this button to select a Python executable from the drop-down list.

This list includes:

  • Python interpreters, which reside in standard locations.
  • Virtual environments, which reside under the project folder, or under the folder specified as an environment variable WORKON_HOME.
  • Other Python interpreters, installed locally or remotely.

Refer to the section Configuring Available Python Interpreters.

edit1 Click this button to change name and location of the selected Python interpreter. Refer to the section Changing Name of a Python SDK or Virtual Environment.
delete.png Click this button to delete the selected Python interpreter from the list of available interpreters.
py_venv Click this button to create a virtual environment.
filter.png 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 check box Associate this virtual environment with the current project, (refer to the section Creating Virtual Environment for details).
2.5+

Packages tab

Use this area to install, uninstall, or upgrade Python packages for a Python interpreter, selected above.

Item Description
Package This column shows the names of the packages, currently installed with a virtual environment.
2.5+Version This column shows the locally installed version of a package.
Latest This column shows the latest version of a package, available in the repository.
Install Click this button to open the Available Packages dialog box, where you can install the required packages, and manage Python repositories.
Uninstall Click this button to uninstall the selected package.
Upgrade Click this button to take the later revisions of the selected package.

Paths tab

This area 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 Shortcut and Tooltip Description
add Alt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+InsertCtrl+N or Alt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+InsertCommand N or Control EnterControl N or Control EnterCommand N or Control Enter
Add
Click these buttons to add or remove external libraries for the selected Python interpreter.
delete.png Alt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteCommand Delete or Command BackspaceCommand DeleteCommand Delete or Command Backspace
Remove
Click these buttons to add or remove external libraries for the selected Python interpreter.
refresh 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.

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