Installing the virtualenv package will isolate our Python project from the system’s Python environment.
We can easily install this using home-brew:
brew install python-virtualenv
Now create a projects folder in our your home directory and then create a virtual environment within this folder:
This creates a directory called venv within the projects directory. It installs some Python utilities within this folder and creates a directory structure to install additional tools.
Now activate the virtual environment:
The command prompt will change to reflect the fact that we are operating in a virtual environment. If you need to exit the virtual environment, you can type
deactivate at any time.