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Use packages

Finding a package

In your browser, you can search Anaconda Cloud for packages by package name. From the top navigation bar of any page, enter the package name in the search box. You can filter your searches to specify only conda or PyPI packages, and you can sort results by number of favorites or number of downloads by clicking the search results column heading.

Downloading and installing a package from Cloud

To install a conda package, in your Terminal window or Anaconda Prompt run:

conda install -c username packagename

Conda expands username to a URL such as https://anaconda.org/username or https://conda.anaconda.org/username based on the settings in the .condarc file.

NOTE: Replace username with your username, and packagename with the actual name of the package.

Downloading and installing a PyPI package from Cloud

To install a PyPI package, in your Terminal window or Anaconda Prompt run:

pip install --index-url pypi.anaconda.org/USERNAME/simple packagename

NOTE: Replace USERNAME with your username, and packagename with the actual name of the package.

Use the Anaconda Client CLI

Installing Client

For installation and setup instructions, see Install Anaconda Client.

Finding my Client login credentials

Your credentials for Client are those you used to create an account on Cloud.

To get help:

  1. Go to https://anaconda.org.
  2. Select the Sign In tab.
  3. Click either I forgot my password or I forgot my username.

Logging into Client

After you have downloaded and configured Client, open a Terminal window or an Anaconda Prompt and run:

anaconda login

Displaying a list of Client commands

From a Terminal window or an Anaconda Prompt, run:

anaconda --help

Finding out more about a Client command

From a Terminal window or an Anaconda Prompt, run:

anaconda COMMANDNAME -h

NOTE: Replace COMMANDNAME with the name of the command about which you want more information.

Listing all available Client configuration files

From a Terminal window or an Anaconda Prompt, run:

anaconda config --files

Listing all of your Client configuration variables

From a Terminal window or an Anaconda Prompt, run:

anaconda config --show

Finding out more about Client

If you have a question that you cannot answer using the help command, documentation or community support email group, you can contact Anaconda Support by email.

Build packages

Building and uploading a package

For a quick example, see Building and uploading packages in Getting started.

Testing a built package

In your Terminal window or Anaconda Prompt run:

conda create --use-local -n test PACKAGENAME

Specify the --use-local option.

NOTE: Replace PACKAGENAME with the actual name of the package.

Uploading a package to Cloud

In a Terminal window or Anaconda Prompt, run:

anaconda upload PACKAGENAME

NOTE: Replace PACKAGENAME with the actual name of the package.

Finding help for uploading packages

You can obtain a complete list of upload options, including:

  • Package channel.
  • Label.
  • Availability to other users.
  • Metadata.

To list the options, in a Terminal window or Anaconda Prompt run:

anaconda upload -h

Manage an account

Getting more package storage space

To upgrade to a paid plan:

  1. Log into Cloud.
  2. In the Profile list, select Settings.
  3. Select Billing.
  4. Click the Change Plan button.

For more information, see Upgrading or downgrading your plan.

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