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Why We Removed the “Free” Channel in Conda 4.7

One of the changes we made in Conda 4.7 was the removal of a software collection called “free” from the default channel configuration. The “free” channel is our collection of packages prior to the switch…

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How We Made Conda Faster in 4.7

We’ve witnessed a lot of community grumbling about Conda’s speed, and we’ve experienced it ourselves. Thanks to a contract from NASA via the SBIR program, we’ve been able to dedicate a lot of time recently…

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Intake: Discovering and Exploring Data in a Graphical Interface

Motivation Do you have data that you’d like people to be able to explore on their own? Are you always passing around snippets of code to load specific data files? These are problems that people…

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Reflections on AnacondaCON 2019 with NVIDIA’s Josh Patterson

I love this month. April 19’ brings back Game of Thrones, Avengers: Endgame (that Thanos snap though), and of course AnacondaCON. I’ve been to every AnacondaCON, which makes this my third show. Of all data…

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TensorFlow CPU optimizations in Anaconda

By Stan Seibert, Anaconda, Inc. & Nathan Greeneltch, Intel Corporation TensorFlow is one of the most commonly used frameworks for large-scale machine learning, especially deep learning (we’ll call it “DL” for short). This popular framework…

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The Human Element in AI

The over 45 speakers at AnacondaCON 2019 delved into how machine learning, artificial intelligence, enterprise, and open source communities are accomplishing great things with data — from optimizing urban farming to identifying the elements in…

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AnacondaCON 2019 Day 3 Recap: The Need for Speed, “Delightful UX” in Dev Tools, LOTR Jokes and More.

Everyone at Anaconda is still feeling the love AnacondaCON 2019. Day 3 wrapped up last Friday with one more day of talks and sessions, highlighted by some powerhouse keynotes. Let’s get right to the good…

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Anaconda 2019.03 Release

Windows is the most popular operating system in the world and consistently has 75% or more of the worldwide desktop market. According to the JetBrains Python Developers Survey, 49% of Python developers use Windows as…

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3 Ways to Upskill in Python with DataCamp and Anaconda

DataCamp is proud to partner with Anaconda to offer eight courses on Conda and Python—in addition to the more than 70 total Python courses in DataCamp’s ever-expanding data science and analytics curriculum. Not sure where…

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Announcing Public Anaconda Package Download Data

I’m very happy to announce that starting today, we will be publishing summarized download data for all conda packages served in the Anaconda Distribution, as well as the popular conda-forge and bioconda channels.  The dataset…

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Understanding and Improving Conda’s performance

Lately, we have been responding to issues about Conda’s speed.  We’re working on it and we wanted to explain a few of the facets that we’re looking at to solve the problem.   TL;DR: make…

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End of Life (EOL) for Python 2.7 is coming. Are you ready?

End of Life (EOL) for Python 2.7 is coming. Are you ready? We all knew it was coming. Back in 2014 when Guido van Rossum, Python’s creator and principal author, made the announcement, January 1,…

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