About this lesson
A virtual environment is a helpful tool that allows us to install programs and try out code without affecting the rest of our computer. In this video, you'll learn how to set up your own virtual environment.
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Setting up a Virtual Environment
To use Jupyter Notebooks, we create a virtual environment. Inside that environment, we'll install Jupyter Notebooks and other tools that we'll need.
When to use
Set up a virtual environment once per project. Then, every time you work on your project, make sure to turn on your virtual environment.
First, create a new directory called data using the command:
To move into that directory, use the command:
To create a virtual environment, use the command:
python -m venv virtual
To turn on your virtual environment, use the command:
Hints & tips
- To create a virtutual environment: python -m venv virtual
- To turn on a virtual environment: source virtual/Scripts/activate
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