The anaconda distribution of Python is installed on the Central Linux system and on Windows (though the versions might differ). Be aware that typing
python on the command line might not run the anaconda version of python – it might run Python 2 or a different version of Python 3. In the Linux system’s “Applications” menu, in the Programming submenu there are options to run the anaconda suite (VS Code, etc) and an option to start a terminal window with paths set up ready.
You won’t be able to install packages on the system, but you can install them in your own file-space – use the
--user option of “
For solutions to common problems encountered by CUED students (in particular first years) see the Python 1A Lent booster talk.