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Anaconda vs Miniconda - which distri to choose ?

Posted 22 May 2021 - 07:50 AM

hello dear Modi123_ dear Python-experts good evening dear DreaminCode-community

- good day to all of you.

'After running VSCode, Eric, and numerous other IDEs and editors - i came to VSCode - which i like very much-.

in the past time i run Anaconda - which is also very nice.

now - i want to test Miniconda: do you can recommend Miniconda - for Python coding. Note i am no Python-Expert.
I like working on projects and on a hands-on aproach - mostly scraping or raspi-things or sometimes arduino.

so can you recommend me to go with the leightweight Miniconda package:#?!

Anaconda vs Miniconda - which distri to choose ?

Is it possible to choose Miniconda with let us say the most important packages for


and thinks like that - and besides

jupyter notebook

well - what do you say: see the two articles that may be interesting here _



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-, what does 2- 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.

https://stackoverflo...update-anaconda - with the following topics coveres


- 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?

well - which way to choose- what would you say - Anaconda or Miniconda!?

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