I currently work for AnnuityCheck, a Financial Technology company.
Prior to that, I worked for the International Rescue Committee,
creating reports for the United Nations (UNHCR) and US State Dept.
What is python virtual environment
A seperate python 'installation' designed to work with an individual project
Simular Ideas in other languages: Node: npm, Ruby: RVM, golang: workspace, java: Maven (or many others).
The concept of Package Management is universal, the implmentation changes by language
- Work on Multiple Projects without fear
- Keep packages up to date
- Code Sharing
pip freeze > requirements.txt
This is important, anytime you add / remove a package, refreeze
How to Install (windows)
Install Python (exe)
Fix permissions; open powershell as admin and run:
Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Force
How to Install (mac)
Install Python (homebrew), and its auto installed!
How to Install (linux)
$ sudo apt install python3
$ sudo apt install python3-venv
Lets create a virtual env and use it for great good
Win/Mac: python -m venv venv
Linux: python3 -m venv venv
Mac/Linux: . venv/bin/activate
Dont move the virtual env, just recreate
Dont commit the virtual env, be sure to add venv to .gitingore (using a standard .gitignore, it's in there)
Dont delete version numbers from the requirements.txt file