Python Questions - July 25, 2015

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Tue Jul 28 18:02:33 CEST 2015

On Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:44 pm, BartC wrote:

> No, I asked for how to install numpy, and was told to install Anaconda.
> I didn't know it was so big. It's like asking where to buy a pint of
> milk, and inadvertently buying the whole store! Which does, after all,
> come with the milk I wanted...

Bart, you can't blame us for your failure to do your own investigation
before clicking Download. Don't you read the instructions?

Anaconda installs a full-featured scientific Python stack, not just numpy.
The *very first paragraph* of the download page says:

"It includes over 195 of the most popular Python packages for science, math,
engineering, data analysis."

If the installer is 300MB or so, what were you expecting the full
installation to be? Further down on that same page, it describes Miniconda,
which is a bare-bones installation of Python + the conda package manager
only, so you can pick and choose which of those 195 packages are installed.


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