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Chapter: Setup and installations
Lecture: Creating a conda environment

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0:00 Once you launch your anaconda prompt,
0:02 you show a couple commands on how to navigate and create new environments.
0:08 If you want to see a new environment or a list of all the environments that
0:11 are installed, use "Conda info --envs".
0:13 As you can see here,
0:15 I only have a base environment.
0:17 The base environment is a little unique.
0:19 You want to make sure that you keep that clean,
0:21 and what I mean by that is,
0:22 for the most part, don't install additional packages in your base environment.
0:26 You want to create a new environment where you do your work,
0:29 use, conduct, create, give it a name,
0:32 we'll call it work, and we're going to tell it to use Python 3.
0:36 And by just saying Python 3,
0:37 it's gonna automatically choose the most recent version of Python.
0:41 As you can see here is using Python 3.8.
0:44 Installing a couple of their libraries,
0:46 we choose yes. It'll download the packages and install them once it's done installing.
0:53 You want to activate your environment so you do Conda activate work and the problem changes
0:58 and now you can see that I'm working in the work environment.
1:01 You also want to install additional packages in this environment.
1:04 So we're going to "conda install pandas xlsxwriter xlrd notebook", mix LRT and notebook.
1:15 You don't have to install them all in one line.
1:17 You can do multiple installations, whatever makes sense for you.
1:21 But I think it's important that you understand have installed those packages and get used to
1:25 doing that because having different environments is a really important part or an important benefit of
1:32 using Conda. Now we're done.
1:35 And if you get these kind of debug messages,
1:38 you don't need to worry about that.
1:39 But the important thing is that now we have our two environments and we are in
1:45 our work environment, and that's where you're gonna want to be for the rest of
1:48 this course, actually doing the work.