Jonathan Lam

(Recently) Software Engineer @ Google Silicon
(Also recently) EE/CS @ The Cooper Union


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pip venvs and freezing

On 4/18/2021, 6:52:54 PM

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Notes for my own reference. I don't like pip (I prefer npm with its implicit local environments and don't find any of the following command names particularly intuitive) but had to use it for a group project today.

Virtual environments:

# creating virtual environment in venv/
python -m venv venv

# activating venv
. venv/bin/activate

# deactivating venv
deactivate

# destroying venv
rm -rf venv

Saving/restoring dependencies

Make sure you're in the venv when doing these.

# freezing dependencies
pip freeze >requirements.txt

# installing dependencies
pip install -r requirements.txt

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