Department of Computational Social Science Seminar Abstract - Kazil

Friday, March 29 - 3:00 p.m.
Center for Social Complexity Suite
Research Hall, 3rd Floor

Virtual Environments for Python: Demo & Hands-on Tutorial

Jacqueline Kazil
Certificate Student
Computational Social Science
George Mason University

Abstract: Jackie will present on virtual environments for Python. Virtual environments is currently considered a "best practice," and it is becoming an official Python standard (see Pep 405). It provides Python programmers with the ability isolate environments. Environment isolation helps with controlling library versioning, which make packaging, sharing, and deploying code easier, while increasing development environment stability. During this talk, Jackie will present on how Python files are organized, how virtual environments work, and why should you use virtual environments. Part of the talk will be hands on setting up of virtual environments on your personal machine (Linux or Max). To participate in the hands-on portion, you need to have 'sudo' rights to your machine.