I am trying to install visual python in Ubuntu 18.04 from terminal using

sudo apt-get install python-visual 
sudo apt-get install libgtkglextmm-x1

Unfortunately it shows some message and installation fails.
How can I fix it and what are other ways to install it?

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    In future, please add the exact error message you get, otherwise it may be impossible to diagnose the issue.
    – wjandrea
    Commented Sep 8, 2018 at 22:33
  • You may want to take a look at Anaconda 3.0 and see if that is something you'd consider. Commented Dec 8, 2018 at 21:41

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There is no python-visual package in the 18.04 LTS repository:


So consider to install using pip3:

sudo apt-get install python3-pip
pip3 install vpython
python3 -c "from vpython import *; sphere()"

and you will get sphere in web-browser:

vpython sphere

  • Hello friend, In Ubuntu 18, I received ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'vpython' after successfully installing vpython using the method u mentioned. (But already have Anaconda 3.0 installed). Could it be that Anaconda is interfering with it? (I've heard that vpython is going obsolete) Commented Dec 8, 2018 at 21:47
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    You can try to remove Anaconda from the $PATH variable and retry.
    – N0rbert
    Commented Dec 9, 2018 at 7:50
  • I removed Anaconda and fixed the $PATH. This is what I received: Traceback (most recent call last): File "<string>", line 1, in <module> File "/home/name/.local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/vpython/__init__.py", line 40, in <module> from .no_notebook import * File "/home/name/.local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/vpython/no_notebook.py", line 1, in <module> from .vpython import * File "/home/name/.local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/vpython/vpython.py", line 19, in <module> from numpy import arange ImportError: cannot import name 'arange' Commented Dec 9, 2018 at 20:02

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