Which one to use? python from anaconda or python from python.org?

which one to use? python from anaconda or python from python.org?

Hello Oliver. For the most of the projects, I recommend you to install Anaconda(because it includes Jupyter, and you can work in its notebooks in your pc.
for example:


If you are planning to do data science, then is a must.

Another alternative could be Google Colab.

you just need to have a google account to use notebooks functionalities.
Hope this helps.

If you are a data scientist and work closely with pydata stack: Jupyter, numpy, scipy and so on. Anaconda may be your friend, otherwise as a web dev or a library author I recommend you should never use it. If you like conda as the package manager, you can just use miniconda, it is much lighter.

Hi Oliver,

that might also depend on whether you are happy with the following terms and conditions:

Anaconda | Terms of Service

And this might depend on whether you are part of the scientific community or of a company (you e.g. might find something alike “…we are not granting you permission to use the Repository for commercial activities…” in said terms and conditions).

Cheers, Dominik