[Python-ideas] Looking for input to help with the pip situation

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Mon Nov 6 06:51:22 EST 2017

On Mon, 6 Nov 2017 19:12:39 +1000
Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I suppose an alternative is to set up jupyterhub
> >
> > https://jupyterhub.readthedocs.io/en/latest/
> >
> > and let all your students just access that from a webbrowser.  
> Yep, and lots of teachers use services like PythonAnywhere,
> trinket.io, and similar, precisely because the only thing the learners
> need locally is a web browser. The main downside is that learning that
> way isn't quite as transferable a skill, since it completely hides the
> code packaging and distribution step. However, it's a good option when
> the primary aim is to teach computational skills, and Python is just
> the vehicle used for that purpose.
> Software Carpentry starts out with the Anaconda distribution, as it
> not only improves the cross-platform UX consistent situation, it also
> deals with the external binary dependency problem (at least for the
> core set of packages provided either natively or via conda-forge).

And it's quite a large set of core packages there too :-)

(disclaimer: I work for Anaconda Inc, though not on the Anaconda



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