Python’s version is 2.6.8 by default. For scientific purpose, it’s lack of many packages and out-of-date version.

We’ve created our own Anaconda mirror and two environments (python2.7 and python3.6).

Since the tsinghua mirror has been removed once, we set up the Python environment based on official sources now.

There’re two options for you to use Python:

  1. Use installed environment;
  2. Create your own Python environment.

Use installed one

  • Python3.7

add these lines to ~/.profile:

  export PATH=/public/software/anaconda/anaconda3/bin:$PATH
  . /public/software/anaconda/anaconda3/etc/profile.d/
  conda activate python37
  • Check installed packages
  $ conda list
  # If you need more packages, plead add to the end of `/public/software/anaconda/requirements.txt`.
  • Add more packages

If you can’t find specific package, you can edit /public/software/anaconda/requirements.txt according to the instruction at the end of that file.

After the package is installed, you’ll get an email.

Create your own

  1. Download the newest installer file from anaconda_archive or miniconda_archive. It’s better to install miniconda and create an virtual environment.
  2. Run the downloaded installer file to install anaconda to any new directory under your account.
  3. Add the PATH to the environment variable.
  4. Edit ~/.condarc to add more channels:
  - free
  - main
  - pro
  - conda-forge
show_channel_urls: True
allow_other_channels: True