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Intro to Python3 environments

While using Python, you might want to use a separate environment to keep pip packages separate from other environments
or separate from your main operation system.

Python virtual environments is on of the options for that.
Of course you could use containers but here I just want a quick and simple virtual environment to run python code.

Official page and documentation https://docs.python.org/3/library/venv.html

Python 3 creating a virtual environment

python3 -m venv /path/to/new/virtual/environment

-m use for python module venv virtual environment module /path/to/new/virtual/environment folder/directory for the virtual environment


Python 3 activating a virtual environment

source <venv>/bin/activate


Happy learning!

Antonio Feijao UK

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