Anaconda vs Miniconda - which distri to choose?
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so the question of the day is: Anaconda vs Miniconda - which distri to choose?
Is it possible to choose Miniconda with let us say the most important packages for
... and so forth:...
and thinks like that - and besides
well - what do you say: see the two articles that may be interesting here _
citation - and quote:
In the Anaconda repository, there are two types of installers:
"Anaconda installers" and "Miniconda installers".
What are their differences?
Besides, for an installer file, Anaconda2-188.8.131.52-Linux-ppc64le.sh, what does 2-184.108.40.206 stand for?
answer: The difference is that miniconda is just shipping the repository management system. So when you install it there is just the management system without packages. Whereas with Anaconda, it is like a distribution with some built in packages.
Like with any Linux distribution, there are some releases which bundles lots of updates for the included packages. That is why there is a difference in version numbering. If you only decide to upgrade Anaconda, you are updating a whole system.
- Update individual packages
- Updating just the packages in the standard Anaconda Distribution
- Why updating the Anaconda package is almost always a bad idea
- Leverage conda environments
- pip, PyPI, and setuptools?
end of citation
What is conda-forge?
Conda-forge is a community effort that provides conda packages for a wide range of software.
end of cit.
cit: Miniconda vs Anaconda | The Similarities and Differences
Anaconda is bloated — Set up a lean, robust data science environment with Miniconda and Conda-Forge
What is the difference between miniconda and miniforge?
miniforge is the community (conda-forge) driven minimalistic conda installer. Subsequent package installations come thus from conda-forge channel. miniconda is the Anaconda (company) driven minimalistic conda installer. Subsequent package installations come from the anaconda channels (default or otherwise). **miniforge** started a few months ago because miniconda doens't support aarch64, very quickly the 'PyPy' people jumped on board, and in the mean time there are also miniforge versions for all Linux architectures, as well as MacOS. Soon there will also be a windows variant (hopefully also for both CPython and PyPy)
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well what do you say - which option would you choose!?
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