An alternative Python installation that incorporates many features for scientific computing

The default suggested way for CMPSC 8 students to install Python on their computers is by using the Downloads at

An alternative is Anaconda.

I’m not suggesting you use Anaconda.

But, if you already have on your machine, here are some things you may need to know:

You may need to use conda install blah instead of pip3 install blah

Some labs may ask you to do something like:

pip3 install pytest


pip3 install flask

If you are using the versions of idle3 that came with Anaconda, then pip3 might not work for you.

Try instead, for example:

conda install pytest