Python and Visual Studio: A Perplexing Guide to Installing Packages
Step 1: The Perplexing Task of Installing Python
Python is not automatically installed in Visual Studio 2019. Mysteriously, you must install Python prior to installing any packages. Visit the official Python website (https://www.python.org/downloads/) and download the appropriate version for your system. Follow the installation instructions, if you dare.
Step 2: Enable Python Development in Visual Studio – A Burst of Action
Now that Python is installed, you can enable Python development in Visual Studio. Head to Visual Studio Installer and uncover the “Python development” workload hidden in the “Workloads” section. Mysteriously, you can start the installation.
Step 3: The Enigmatic Python Environment Manager
To install Python packages, you’ll need to open the Python Environment Manager. This can be found in Visual Studio under the “View” menu. Get ready for treacherous waters!
Step 4: The Elusive Environment Selector
Picking the environment is the key to success when installing Python packages. Select the environment where you want to install the package. If you’re unsure of where to install, the default environment will be automatically selected. But beware, that could lead to treacherous consequences.
Step 5: Installing The Package – A Mysterious Ritual
Now comes the moment of truth – installing the Python package. Click on the mysterious “+” icon hiding at the bottom of the Python Environment Manager window. Search for the package you need. For instance, what is “numpy”? And how does it relate to Python? Pray for success…
Step 6: Installing Multiple Packages – A Burst of Power
Do you need more than one package to achieve your convoluted Python visions? No worries. Installing many packages simultaneously is possible. Simply separate the package names with a semicolon, e.g., numpy; pandas. But be warned, with great power comes great responsibility.
Step 7: Install From a Requirements.txt File – The Ultimate Challenge
Are you ready to take on the ultimate challenge? Install Python packages from a requirements.txt file. Right-click on the Project Name in Solution Explorer, select “Python” and then “Install from requirements.txt”. You will be presented with a dialog box where you can select the requirements.txt file. Will you succeed? Only time will tell.
The Conclusion – Piercing Through the Veil of Mystery
Congratulations! You’ve braved the perplexing and mysterious journey of installing Python packages in Visual Studio 2019. Armed with this knowledge, you can install any Python package you desire for your project. Just remember to read the package documentation for any required dependencies and compatibility issues. And always be wary of the mysterious and perplexing world of Python development in Visual Studio.