Python’s “Plotly Dash” library allows you to write beautiful dashboard applications in a few lines of code to visualize your data and make it open to the world.
Problem Formulation: Given a PyCharm project. How to install the Plotly Dash library in your project within a virtual environment or globally?
Here’s a solution that always works:
File > Settings > Projectfrom the PyCharm menu.
- Select your current project.
- Click the
Python Interpretertab within your project tab.
- Click the small
+symbol to add a new library to the project.
- Now type in the library to be installed, in your example
"dash"without quotes, and click
- Wait for the installation to terminate and close all popup windows.
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Here’s the installation process as a short animated video—it works analogously for the Plotly Dash library, just type in “dash” in the search field instead:
Make sure to select only “dash” because there are many other packages that are not required but also contain the same term (false positives):
Alternatively, you can run the
pip install dash command in your PyCharm “Terminal” view:
$ pip install dash
The following figure shows how to use pip to install the Dash package:
You can check your installation using the following two lines of Python code that print out the version of the package:
import dash print(dash.__version__)
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