How to set up a virtual environment for Python

This blog post is a small cheat sheet on setting up a virtual environment for Python venv.

Note: The virtual environment installation.

python3 -m pip install --user virtualenv

Step 1: Create a virtual environment

python3.11 -m venv my-env-3.11

When you look into your current folder, you will notice that the execution of this command created a new folder called my-env-3.11.


Step 2: Activate the environment

source ./my-env-3.11/bin/activate

Step 3: Install your project-related requirements

python3 -m pip install -r requirements.txt

Step 3: Deactivate the virtual environment


I hope this was useful to you, and let’s see what’s next?



#python, #venv, #cheatsheet

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