I installed anaconda python distribution at location:


Now I want to install a third party tool essentia. It can't be installed using pip. So I have to download and build the files. The instructions are given in this link.

But the installation is not reflected in anaconda distribution. When I import the package in anaconda it says no module found. But when I run default python distribution from /usr/bin/python2.7 I am able to import the package. Clearly it is installed in default python but not in anaconda distribution. How do I install it in anaconda python distribution?


I don't know how to add it to anaconda, but you can add the directory where the source files are to the $PYTHONPATH environment variable, this way any python you're using will be able to 'see' what's in there.

So if you have it on ~/my_python_packages/essentia you would have to do:

export PYTHONPATH="$PYTHONPATH:~/my_python_packages"
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