BCS Advantages, Using Anaconda Stack

A primary advantage to using the Anaconda stack for developing Python application is the ease in which the entire stack may be updated. When successfully installed the following script may be used to update the entire stack.

conda update conda
conda update python 
conda update spyder

For windows these command may be inserted in the appropriate .bat file for subsequent execution.

Mr. Arch Brooks, Software Engineer, Brooks Computing Systems, LLC authored this article.

BCS Install Anaconda on Ubuntu

Anaconda is the preferred approach for Python development on the Linux platform. To install Anaconda visit the web site and download the latest version. Click here for the Linux download.

The resulting shell script is lengthy and upon download completion the script must be marked as an executable file.

Execution of the script is the next process to be considered and it is accomplished by executing the command listed below.

./Anaconda3-5.0.1-Linux-x86_64.sh

Open a terminal and execute the command.

conda -V

If the version is not displayed you probably need to modify the path so the command may be found.

export PATH=/home/archman/anaconda3a/bin:$PATH

The installation process can be completed by issuing the following commands.

conda update conda
conda update python
conda update spyder
conda install django

Successful execution of these commands will ensure the latest versions of Anaconda, Python, Spyder and Django are installed and made ready for subsequent development.

Mr. Arch Brooks, Software Engineer, Brooks Computing Systems, LLC authored this article.

BCS Linux Mint Installation

Linux Mint is the operating system for choice for software development platform.

Primary IDE include Eclipse for JavaFX, PhP and c++.  Anaconda along with Spyder is available for Python development.

Wt (pronounced witty) is available for web application development.

A Grails stack is also available for additional Java application development.

LAMP is also operational.

This level of firepower and the latest version of Mint is installed in less than 16 gigabytes of disk space.

This is simply outstanding.

Mr. Arch Brooks, Software Engineer, Brooks Computing Systems, LLC authored this article.

BCS Make Anaconda Up To Date

There are those times when the Anaconda (Spyder) installation needs to be updated. Click on the start button and invoke the Anaconda command prompt. Next type in “conda update anaconda” (minus doubld quotes) and press the enter key.

spy001

If your site is not up to date you will observe updating activities in the command window.

Mr. Arch Brooks, Software Engineer, Brooks Computing Systems, LLC authored this article.

BCS Anaconda Updates

To keep your Anaconda (python) up to date use these commands.  Answer Yes and All to any prompts and let the system provide the update.

conda update --all

To remove tars and packages no longer used by the installation issue the command below.

conda clean --tarballs --packages

Answer Yes and All to any prompts and let the system remove unusable files.

That will remove tars and packages no longer usable thus freeing up some disk space.

Mr. Arch Brooks, Software Engineer, Brooks Computing Systems, LLC authored this article.