I'm trying to install Pandas (python package) on Ubuntu. I can't find it in the repos. Is there a package repo for this or do I have to install from source?
I'm taking python class, professor suggests us to install in this way, pip is much better than setuptools and easy_install
sudo apt-get install python-pip sudo pip install numpy sudo pip install pandas
The solution with easy_install didn't install properly on a Ubuntu 12.04 system, while
sudo apt-get install python-pandas
did a proper install.
It's in the Python package index - use
sudo aptitude install python-setuptools # installs easy_install for your python version sudo easy_install pandas
apt-get if your version doesn't have aptitude installed, or use
synaptic or whatever package manager your version has installed by default.
sudo pip3 install pandas
This will install the latest version of pandas for Python 3 whereas apt-get does not.
An alternative method to install pandas, which can be done without sudo, is to use Anaconda:
- Download the linux build continuum website: http://continuum.io/downloads
Run the file and follow the installation instructions:
bash Anaconda-1.9.1-Linux-x86_64.sh # file may have different version numbers
This will install python and pandas (and lots of other modules) in an anaconda directory in home (by default).
You can update to the latest version of pandas (along with other modules) using conda:
conda update pandas
You can also create virtual environments and other useful things...
The problem this solves, over pip, is that there are issues in software dependencies of some modules (scipy especially is tricky) or versions compiled against an incorrect version of numpy.
It's useful to be on the latest version for bug-fixes and performance enhancements! A lot has changed since version 0.7 (which is the version packaged in 12.04).
To install through > bash Anaconda.. you need to have bzip2 installed
sudo apt-get install bzip2
then follow Hayd's suggested procedure
Also make sure to install it on your home dir (without root) and to source .bashrc so you do not have to open a new session as requested
then proceed with
conda update pandas
Hope that helps!