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How do I identify the executable for a virtual environment and use this in Wing?

asked 2017-03-03 12:16:00 -0500

Steven C. Howell gravatar image

updated 2019-04-30 08:18:26 -0500

After creating and configuring a Python environment from the command line, e.g., using conda, how would I use this environment in Wing? 

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answered 2017-03-03 12:20:00 -0500

Steven C. Howell gravatar image

updated 2019-03-07 07:04:44 -0500

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  1. Run the interpreter for your virtual environment outside of Wing.

  2. From that interpreter, you can identify the executable for the environment by running the commands: 

    import sys print(sys.executable)

3. From Wing, open the Project Properties dialog.

  1. Set the Python Executable to be the output from the sys.executable command.
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Note that in Wing 101 there are no Project Properties so this is set instead in the Configure Python dialog, from the Edit menu.

Wingware Support gravatar imageWingware Support ( 2017-03-03 12:52:00 -0500 )edit
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answered 2017-03-09 13:57:00 -0500

Jeffrey Vahue gravatar image

One thing to note is if you switch active projects and switch from a 2.7 project to a 3.3 project the python shell does not automatically switch from 2.7 to 3.3, you have to manually ask it to restart the shell - so if you have not done that and you check the shell to see the Python version it might be wrong.

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But also note that in Wing 7 it will now auto-restart the shell when you switch projects. This can be disabled from the Python Shell's Options menu.

Wingware Support gravatar imageWingware Support ( 2019-04-10 06:29:54 -0500 )edit
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answered 2019-04-09 10:48:52 -0500

chukwudi.nwachukwu gravatar image

updated 2019-04-10 06:27:11 -0500

What about working with a remote host configuration, via SSH?

import sys; print(sys.executable)

gives me

/home/ichux/wingpro/venv-django2.2/bin/python

But the Python shell that is connected by SSH gives me

/usr/bin/python

I basically want to use the one that is from the virtualenv. How do I go about it? Please note that I tried setting it as instructed above but it did not work.

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If you are using a remote host from within Wing, you'd enter /home/ichux/wingpro/venv-django2.2/bin/python for the Python Executable in the remote host configuration

Wingware Support gravatar imageWingware Support ( 2019-04-09 13:35:53 -0500 )edit

It worked! Thanks so much. I had initially tried it but it failed for reasons I can't explain.

chukwudi.nwachukwu gravatar imagechukwudi.nwachukwu ( 2019-04-10 05:03:09 -0500 )edit

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