No module named 'tkinter' Follow
I can import tkinter from a python command line in a terminal, but when I try to import it in PyCharm I get "ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'tkinter'."
When I run `python3 -m tkinter` from the terminal, I get the sample window.
In the terminal I running version 3.6.8. In PyCharm, the Python version is 3.7.4. I can't seem to change the interpreter to 3.6.8... or install tkinter for version 3.7.4.
Can someone please give me some help with this?
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What's the difficulty with configuring your Python 3.6.8 in PyCharm?
I don't know... I assume I'm doing something wrong, but every time I try, it's still using version 3.7.4.
From my terminal, I typed "which Python3" and it returned "/user/bin/python3" and "python3 --version" returns "Python 3.6.8."
I set up a new virtual environment in PyCharm ("my_venv") and selected "/user/bin/python3" as the Base interpreter. I checked "Inherit global site-packages" and "make available to all projects." Then I applied it, and restarted PyCharm.
When I go to the terminal in PyCharm and check "python --version" from the (my_venv) prompt it says "Python 3.7.4."
So, something isn't working when I try to set up Python 3.6.8 in PyCharm. Am I missing something?
That's interesting. You do everything right.
Are there any symlinks for that interpreter?
How does it go if you configure /user/bin/python3 as a System Interpreter in PyCharm? https://www.jetbrains.com/help/pycharm/configuring-local-python-interpreters.html
Thank you for the suggestion, but it's still version 3.7.4.
In my /usr/bin folder I have python3, python3.7 and python3.7m.
Oddly, the "Project Interpreter" shows the Python icon, then "Python 3.7 /usr/bin/python" and no matter what I select, the leading "Python 3.7" never changes.
Still from my terminal "Python3 --version" shows 3.6.8, but in PyCharm it is always 3.7.4.
I must be missing something simple, but I don't see it.
I guess it can be some cache/alias issue. Check the following post https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/403972/the-python-command-starts-the-the-wrong-version-of-the-python-interpreter?answertab=votes#tab-top
Has it helped?
Sorry... my day job caught up with me and I haven't had time to revisit this. I finally tried the suggestions in the recommended post. I found no aliases or hashes for python or python3. I attempted to clear them, anyway. It had no effect. I am still not able to access tkinter from PyCharm. It still says "ModuleNotFoundError: No module name 'tkinter'."
I keep trying to point the interpreter to the correct folder: "/user/bin/python3" but when I check in the PyCharm terminal, it tells me it's using version 3.7.4, instead of version 3.6.8 when I use by Linux terminal.
Is there somewhere else in PyCharm's settings that is overriding the selected interpreter? Or, is there some reason it would ignore the path I have selected in the interpreter for the virtual environment?
I had the same problem, I tried using a virtualenv environment based on the /usr/bin/python3.6 (python 3.6.9) behind.I installed python-tk package in Ubuntu and didn't changed a thing.
Out of despair, I created a new environment using Anaconda3 (and python 3.7) and it worked, no tkinter problem anymore.
That's when I realized that I needed to install:
> sudo apt install python3-tk
Then the virtualenv environment worked as well. I would say the problem come from dependencies of the base python binary used in your virtual environment. I suggest you install python3-tk (or the equivalent package for your distribution)
TL;DR: Install the python3-tk package because your base python is python3 (not python) and python-tk and python3-tk are two distinct packages.
The command sudo apt install python3-tk resolved the issue for me as well.
Ok, and what do I do on Windows when I have exactly the same problem? There is no package called "python3-tk" in the PyCharm built-in installer.
The command sudo apt install python3-tk worked for me as well. Thanks.