Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Anaconda Python Distribution Python 3.3 linking

Anaconda Python Distribution

Anaconda is a pre-packaged Python distribution for scientific users. [1]
Direct your browser to http://continuum.io/downloads.html ; download the version for your machine. Then follow the steps described for your machine here: http://docs.continuum.io/anaconda/install.html. You do not need to worry about setting the paths yet. By default, the Anaconda Python distribution uses Python 2.7 – we want Python 3.3. For this reason, we need to create a corresponding environment. In a shell (see below for opening one), go to the directory where you installed Anaconda.
On Windows, type:
cd Scripts conda create -n py33 python=3.3 anaconda

On MacOS / Linux, type:
cd bin ./conda create -n py33 python=3.3 anaconda Accept the list of things to be installed and wait for a bit. This will install an Anaconda Python environment based on Python 3.3 to the envs/py33 subdirectory of your Anaconda installation.

1 comment :

  1. I am a Windows user, and I followed your advice above (actually I typed
    "conda create -n py33 python=3.3 anaconda" in the Scripts directory). A bunch of stuff appeared to download for about half an hour, with no errors. A new folder or two appeared in my Anaconda folder. Anaconda's page (http://docs.continuum.io/conda/intro.html) says I have to change my Path environment variable, but they don't say how to change it. What do I have to add to the Path?