This tutorial was created by Fernanda L. Ribeiro.
Getting Setup with NeurodeskFor more information on getting set up with a Neurodesk environment, see here
This tutorial documents how to create conda environments on Neurodesk.
Conda is promptly available on Neurodesk. The default environment is not persistent across sessions, but you can create your own environment, which will be stored in your homedirectory, by following these steps:
- In a Terminal window, type in:
conda create -n myenv ipykernel
or for R:
conda create -n r_env r-irkernel
Important: For Python environments, you have to set the ipykernel explicitly or a Python version (like “conda create -n myenv python=3.8”), since a kernel is required. Alternatively, in case it was forgotten, you can add a kernel with:
conda install ipykernel
- To check the list of environments you have created, run the following:
conda env list
- To activate your conda environment and install required packages from a provided txt file, run:
conda activate myenv pip install -r requirements.txt
- Given the available environment, when you open a new Launcher tab, there will be a new Notebook option for launching a Jupyter Notebook with that environment active.
Switching the environment on a Jupyter Notebook is also possible on the top right corner dropdown menu.