We are happy to announce that Anaconda 4.0 has been released, which includes the new Anaconda Navigator.

Did you notice we skipped from release 2.5 to 4.0? Sharp eyes! The team decided to move up to 4.0 release number to reduce confusion with common Python versions.

We are happy to announce that Anaconda 4.0 has been released, which includes the new Anaconda Navigator.

Did you notice we skipped from release 2.5 to 4.0? Sharp eyes! The team decided to move up to 4.0 release number to reduce confusion with common Python versions.

Anaconda Navigator is a desktop graphical user interface included in Anaconda that allows you to launch applications and easily manage conda packages, environments and channels without the need to use command line commands. It is available for Windows, OS X and Linux.  For those familiar with the Anaconda Launcher, Anaconda Navigator has replaced Launcher. If you are already using Anaconda Cloud to host private packages, you can access them easily by signing in with your Anaconda Cloud account.

 

There are four main components in Anaconda Navigator, each one can be selected by clicking the corresponding tab on the left-hand column:

  • Home where you can install, upgrade, and launch applications

  • Environments allows you to manage channels, environments and packages.

  • Learning shows a long list of learning resources in several categories: webinars, documentation, videos and training.

  • Community where you can connect to other users through events, forums and social media.

If you already have Anaconda installed, update to Anaconda 4.0 by using conda:

conda update conda

conda install anaconda=4.0

The full list of changes, fixes and updates for Anaconda v4.0 can be found in the changelog.

We’d very much appreciate your feedback on the latest release, especially the new Anaconda Navigator. Please submit comments or issues through our anaconda-issues GitHub repo.

Go download Anaconda today!

 

 

About the Author

Gonzalo Peña-Castellanos is a Water Resources Engineer with B.S. in Civil Engineering, an MSc. in Hydroinformatics and an MSc. in Sanitary Engineering. Since 2009, Gonzalo has been working with the Python language and it’s sc …

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