In order to make a virtual environment for your python project, you can use the venv module which is built-in to python.
Here are the steps you need to follow:
Open command prompt
To open command prompt, press the home button on your keyboard, search for it, and press enter.
Create a directory for your python project
The virtual environment needs to be in the same folder as your python project. In order to create a folder for your project in command prompt, you can run the following command:
> mkdir pythonproject
pythonproject is whatever you want to name your python project.
After running the above command, you need to go inside the
pythonproject folder you’ve just created. To do this, you can run the following command:
> cd pythonproject
cd stands for “change directory”
Create the virtual environment
We can now create the virtual environment by running the following commands
> py -m venv envname
$ python3 -m venv envname
envname is your name of choice for your virtual environment.
Activate the environment
Run the following code to activate the virtual environment:
$ source envname/bin/activate
If you’ve done everything correctly, you should see the name of your virtual environment in brackets, in front of your current directory in your command prompt.
The above image shows that you’ve successfully created the virtual environment and it is active.
Another thing you’d notice, is that if you open
pythonproject (your project folder) in file explorer, inside of it, there would be another folder named
envname (the name of your virtual environment).