Making virtual environments using Anaconda

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A powerful alternative to virtualenv is Anaconda - a cross-platform, pip-like package manager bundled with features for quickly making and removing virtual environments. After installing Anaconda, here are some commands to get started:

Create an environment

conda create --name <envname> python=<version>

where <envname> in an arbitrary name for your virtual environment, and <version> is a specific Python version you wish to setup.

Activate and deactivate your environment

# Linux, Mac
source activate <envname>                            
source deactivate


# Windows
activate <envname>                                    

View a list of created environments

conda env list

Remove an environment

conda env remove -n <envname>

Find more commands and features in the official conda documentation.


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