The Iowa Python Users Group

Next Meeting

Tuesday, June 05, 2018
6pm - 8pm
The Forge (map)
Alan Snow
Pillar Technology

Please RSVP here if you plan to attend

The Topic

Conda is a fantastic resource for Python developers. It has made code management with geospatial and scientific libraries across multiple operating systems much less of a headache for me.

This talk will go over some tips about getting setup with Conda as well as some “Did you know?” type topics including:

  • Conda can help make cross-platform development environment management simpler?
    • I can easily have GDAL 1.11 and GDAL 2.2 installed on Windows, Linux, and macOS all with separate environments for Python 2.7 and 3.6?
    • I can specify in the environment file the Python version I used, install system binaries, and pip install packages for the environment?
  • Wait, I can still use pip to install in the Python environments too?
  • You mean I don’t have to have sudo privileges to install binaries without having to compile the code myself (GDAL, netCDF4, etc …)?
  • Using the conda-forge channel is great for scientific and geospatial packages?
  • I can insert in environment specific setup scripts on activation?

Our Location

The Forge is located at 1420 Locust above Magnolia Wine Kitchen, and across from the Sculpture Park. Enter through the door on the parking lot side of the building, next to Magnolia Wine Kitchen’s outdoor patio. Once inside head up the stairs. Street parking on Locust is free after 6pm.

Our Sponsors

Pillar Technology

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