Definitely use a virtualenv when possible. It'll save you a ton of
headaches down the road. I was at a python conference in December, and this
speaker had a great segment about virtualenvs:
https://youtu.be/bxCp3Ciwjm0?t=3m50s

My personal preference is virtualenvwrapper. It gives you a lot of extra
options over the normal virtualenv, and streamlines it for command-line
usage.


On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 6:11 PM, Ray Voelker <ray.voel...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I was just talking to a friend of mine about Python stuff, as we've both
> just started using it for some library-related projects.
>
> We we're looking into the environment stuff when it comes to python, and I
> didn't realize that there were so many ways to go!
>
> https://stackoverflow.com/questions/41573587/what-is-
> the-difference-between-venv-pyvenv-pyenv-virtualenv-virtualenvwrappe
>
> My two-cents is that virtualenv seems fairly easy to use, is fairly
> popular, and gives you a sandboxed python environment.
>
> --Ray
>
> On Mar 7, 2018 8:57 PM, "Peter Murray" <jes...@dltj.org> wrote:
>
> > For what it's worth, I recently ran across this article about setting up
> > sane Python development environments:
> >
> >   https://jacobian.org/writing/python-environment-2018/
> >
> >
> > Peter
> >
> > On Mar 7, 2018, 4:54 PM -0500, Jay Luker <jay.lu...@gmail.com>, wrote:
> > > I would add a recommendation for pyenv as a way to manage multiple
> > versions
> > > of python on a machine. Very helpful, particularly if you need to run
> > > tests under multiple versions with something like tox.
> > >
> > > https://github.com/pyenv/pyenv
> > >
> > > —jay
> > >
> > > On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 3:35 PM Ed Summers <e...@pobox.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > I agree. Third party support for Python3 is pretty good now. But if
> you
> > > > have any dependencies you know you're going to need it's a good idea
> to
> > > > check beforehand.
> > > >
> > > > There's also the six module if you want to be able to say you
> support 2
> > > > and 3, and want a nice way of papering over the differences.
> > > >
> > > > http://six.readthedocs.io/
> > > >
> > > > //Ed
> > > >
> > > > > On Mar 7, 2018, at 3:31 PM, Tod Olson <t...@uchicago.edu> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > I'd suggest Python 3.
> > > > >
> > > > > There are mechanisms for managing virtual environments for Python,
> > like
> > > > penv, which make it easy to install and switch between versions
> without
> > > > confusing the system.
> > > > >
> > > > > -Tod
> > > >
> >
>



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