Anaconda

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 https://python.org

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


or

pip3 install flask


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

conda install pytest