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A Comprehensive Guide to Python Installation, Git, and Virtual Environments on Windows


Python is a versatile and powerful programming language that has gained significant popularity in recent years. In this article, we will provide a step-by-step guide to installing Python on Windows, using the Command Prompt, working with Git, and setting up virtual environments using Python venv.

Getting Started with the Command Prompt

The Command Prompt (CMD) is a Windows command-line interface used to execute commands, navigate directories, and manage files. To open a CMD window, search for ‘cmd’ in the Start menu and select the application.
Git: Version Control for Your Code

Git is a widely-used distributed version control system that helps manage changes in your code over time. It allows multiple developers to collaborate on the same project, tracking their changes and preventing conflicts.

Managing Large Files with Git Large File Storage (LFS)

Git LFS is an extension that allows you to manage large files more efficiently. It replaces large files with text pointers in your Git repository, which makes it easier to work with large files while keeping your repository small. Visit the Git LFS website (https://git-lfs.github.com/) to download and install the extension.

Python Installation on Windows

There may be instances when you need a specific Python version for a project. To download and install any Python version, visit the official Python website (https://www.python.org/downloads/) and select the desired version. During the installation process, make sure to check the “Add Python to PATH” checkbox to ensure that the Python executable is added to your system’s environment variables.

Working with Python Virtual Environments

Python venv allows you to create isolated environments for different projects, each with its own Python interpreter, packages, and dependencies. To create a virtual environment, open the CMD window in your project directory and run ‘python -m venv env_name’. To activate the virtual environment, execute ‘ env_nameScriptsactivate’ on Windows.

Installing Packages in a Virtual Environment

Packages installed inside a virtual environment are isolated from other installations. This is useful for managing project-specific dependencies without affecting the global Python installation. To view installed packages in the Python installation folder, navigate to the ‘Libsite-packages’ directory inside the virtual environment.

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