Python 2.7 and 3.4 with 195 popular packages


Anaconda Python is a Python distribution for large-scale data processing and scientific computing provided by Continuum Analytics. It contains 195+ popular python packages for science, math, engineering, data analysis.

Using Anaconda on RCC Resources

To use Anaconda Python 2.7, simply load the corresponding module as follows:

module load anaconda2.7.15

and for Anaconda Python 3.4:

module load anaconda3.6.5

You can check if it is running the anaconda python by

 $ which python
 # Should return either:
 # or

To start a python session on a compute node, simply type

   $ python

To start an ipython (interactive python) session for either version, type

   $ ipython
 Python 2.7.7 |Anaconda 2.0.1 (64-bit)| (default, Jun  2 2014, 12:34:02) 
Type "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.

IPython 2.1.0 -- An enhanced Interactive Python.
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?         -> Introduction and overview of IPython's features.
%quickref -> Quick reference.
help      -> Python's own help system.
object?   -> Details about 'object', use 'object??' for extra details.

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Some important python packages included are listed below:

package version
astropy 0.3.2
atom 0.3.7
beautiful-soup 4.3.1
binstar 0.5.3
blz 0.6.2
chaco 4.4.1
cython 0.20.1
dynd-python 0.6.2
h5py 2.3.0
hdf5 1.8.9
ipython 2.1.0
libdynd 0.6.2
matplotlib 1.3.1
mpi4py 1.3
mpich2 1.4.1p1
numba 0.13.2
numpy 1.8.1
openssl 1.0.1h
pandas 0.14.0
pip 1.5.6
python 2.7.7
pyzmq 14.3.0
qt 4.8.5
scipy 0.14.0
spyder 2.3.0rc1
statsmodels 0.5.0
sympy 0.7.5
theano 0.6.0
tk 8.5.15
tornado 3.2.1
traits 4.4.0
traitsui 4.4.0

A more comprehensive list can be found from Packages.
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