Khnle - Kevin Khnle - Kevin - 5 months ago 83
Python Question

How to launch python Idle from a virtual environment (virtualenv)

I have a package that I installed from a virtual environment. If I just launch the python interpreter, that package can be imported just fine. However, if I launch Idle, that package cannot be imported (since it's only available in one particular virtualenv and not global). How can I launch Idle from a virtualenv, so that all packages from the virtualenv would be available?

Answer

IDLE is essentially

from idlelib.PyShell import main
if __name__ == '__main__':
  main()

So you can launch it yourself unless you built the virtualenv without default packages.