Create a Virtual Environment

When working with Python, you’ll often need install a number of packages using pip for each program you’re working on.  Since these packages are updated regularly and may sometimes conflict with each other, a good development practice is to create virtual environments. 

Using a tool like virtualenv, a virtual environment provides a separate development environment where you can install packages and run a program without changing or interfering with your system package and settings. 

Due to the frequency with which Python packages are modified, it’s a good idea to regularly create new virtual environments when working on an ongoing project.

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