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Practical Data Science Cookbook by Abhijit Dasgupta, Benjamin Bengfort, Sean Patrick Murphy, Tony Ojeda

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Installing and using virtualenv

virtualenv is a transformative Python tool. Once you start using it, you will never look back. virtualenv creates a local environment with its own Python distribution installed. Once this environment is activated from the shell, you can easily install packages using pip install into the new local Python.

At first, this might sound strange. Why would anyone want to do this? Not only does this help you handle the issue of package dependencies and versions in Python but also allows you to experiment rapidly without breaking anything important. Imagine that you build a web application that requires Version 0.8 of the awesome_template library, but then your new data product needs the awesome_template library Version 1.2. ...

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