How do I create and manage separate virtual environments for Python 2 and Python 3 on the same machine?

Asked 7 months ago

So I need to work with both Python 2 and Python 3 on the same machine, and I'm having some difficulties implementing this. How can I create and manage separate virtual environments for Python 2 and Python 3 to avoid conflicts?

Ellis Callahan

Sunday, November 12, 2023

First, make sure that both Python 2 and Python 3 are installed on your machine. Second, use the `virtualenv` module to create separate virtual environments for Python 3. For Python 2, specify the Python 2 interpreter as the base for the environment.

Then, activate the virtual environment using the `source` command on Unix/Linux or the `activate` script on Windows. This allows you to switch between Python 2 and Python 3 environments as needed, avoiding conflicts and ensuring compatibility with different projects.





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