How to install Intel distribution for Python with Anaconda

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Based on Installing Intel® Distribution for Python* and Intel® Performance Libraries with Anaconda


The following article will show you how to create an Intel® Distribution for Python environment with Anaconda.

The Intel® Distribution for Python provides the following benefits1

First update Conda:

$ conda update conda

Tell Conda to choose Intel packages over default packages, when available:

$ conda config -add channels intel

Create an environment with the full Intel distribution, like this:

$ conda create -n intel intelpython3_full python=3

Then follow the usual directions for activating the environment:

$ conda activate intel

To deactivate the environment:

$ conda deactivate

You should now see accelerated performance from installed packages including Python, NumPy, SciPy and more.

You can use the usual conda install commands for additional packages.


  1. Intel® Distribution for Python — https://software.intel.com/en-us/distribution-for-python 

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