Here's a step-by-step guide on how to do it:
Virtual environments are typically managed using Node.js, so make sure you have it installed on your machine. You can download the installer from the official Node.js website (https://nodejs.org) and follow the installation instructions for your operating system.
Open your terminal or command prompt and create a new directory for your React project. Navigate to this directory using the `cd` command.
Once you're inside the project directory, run the following command to initialise a new Node.js project:
This command creates a new `package.json` file, which will track your project's dependencies.
Next, install React and any other dependencies your project requires. Run the following command to install React and save it as a dependency in your `package.json` file:
You can also install other dependencies by running `npm install <package-name>`.
Replace `<node-version>` with the desired version number (e.g., `14.17.0`).
This will start the server and make your React application accessible on a local development URL, usually `http://localhost:3000`.