Using python virtual environment on Windows


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Install virtual environment

If you want to use virtualenv on a path which contain spaces, you should install win32api

Using pip to install virtualenv

pip install virtualenv

Create virtual environment

Open shell and cd to your project path. Then use the following command to create virtual environment.

virtualenv env_name
env_name is the name of the virtual environment, such as env

Activate the virtual environment

At first you should know your virtualenv name, usually it's env then change the dir to your project root. Command:

after that, a sign will display before the cmd to show that you enter the virtualenv successfully.

Now you can install any python packages in the virtualenv and do some other operations.

Quit the virtual environment


to quit the virtual environment.


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