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re: This is all really interesting stuff about target environments. I also was under the impression that, once you installed Python or enjoyed having i...

Virtualenv supports multiple implementations, and is what you use when you want to isolate your Python environment.

Think of it like this: by default, pip install packagename is similar to npm install --global packagename. When you use virtualenv to create a new directory (called "env" for example), and then execute ./env/bin/pip install packagename, the packages are installed within that directory only (similar to how npm by default installs to ./node_modules when not using global mode).

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