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Working with virtual environment

When working on a python project its always advisable to create for it a virtual environment.

Steps for doing that include :

  1. Navigate to the project's directory then

  2. Run python -venv dev
    -note dev is just the name of the virtual environment ,your free to name it however you prefer.

3.Activate the virtual environment using this command :
source dev/bin/activate

-Note if you are using windows run dev\Scripts\activate

  1. create a requirements.txt file using the command : ** pip freeze > requirements.txt**
  2. this file will contain all packages installed for thespecified project.

  3. Install any packages required using pip install

  4. Repeat command in step 4, to update the requirements.txt.

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