I see. You want a self-contained Python environment that can be moved to another folder or machine and run directly without installing any packages. In this case, you can use the
pipenv tool, which creates a virtual environment and manages dependencies in a portable way.
Here's a step-by-step guide to create a portable Python environment using
pipenvif you haven't already:
pip install pipenv
- Create a new project directory and navigate to it:
mkdir myproject cd myproject
- Initialize a new
pipenvenvironment with the desired Python version:
pipenv --python 3.8
3.8 with your preferred Python version.
- Install your packages using
pipenv install package1 package2 package3
To create a portable environment, copy the entire project directory (including the
Pipfile.lock, and the
.venvsubdirectory) to a new location or machine.
To run your Python script using the portable environment, use the following command from the project directory:
pipenv run python myscript.py
myscript.py with the name of your Python script.
Note that the target machine must have
pipenv installed for this to work. Also, keep in mind that some packages may have dependencies on system libraries or external tools that may not be present on the target machine. In such cases, you will need to install those dependencies separately on the target machine.