PyCharm configuration

When you install PyCharm, the default Python interpreter is may not the version you want to use for your new projects. When you create a new project, and the project interpreter is not set, you may get the following error message:

Executed command:
/var/folders/_x/_f0zzs1s4sx6bk4s8n78l2jsbn9r3z/T/tmpBoQLx_pycharm-management/pip-9.0.1/setup.py install

Error occurred:
40:357: execution error: /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/lib/python2.6/distutils/dist.py:266: UserWarning: Unknown distribution option: ‘python_requires’

Command output:
40:357: execution error: /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/lib/python2.6/distutils/dist.py:266: UserWarning: Unknown distribution option: ‘python_requires’
warnings.warn(msg)
warning: build_py: byte-compiling is disabled, skipping.
warning: install_lib: byte-compiling is disabled, skipping.
error: byte-compiling is disabled.
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Solution:

Set the default Python interpreter to the latest installed version before you create your project:

  1. Start PyCharm
  2. In the File menu select Default Settings
  3. On the left side select Project Interpreter,
  4. On the right side click the arrow of the Project Interpreter drop-down
  5. Select the Python interpreter you want to use by default, and click the OK button.

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