Best Anaconda Alternatives in 2021

    Anaconda is described as 'Completely free enterprise-ready Python distribution for large-scale data processing, predictive analytics, and scientific computing. Includes 100+ of the most popular Python packages for science, math, engineering, data analysis. Cross platform on Linux, Windows, Mac' and is a popular app in the Development category. There are nine alternatives to Anaconda for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is PyCharm, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Anaconda are Spyder (Free, Open Source), SciPy & Numpy (Free, Open Source), python(x,y) (Free, Open Source) and WinPython (Free).

    This page was last updated Sep 13, 2021

    1. Python and Django IDE with refactorings, code completion, on-the-fly code analysis and other features, including version control integration, deployment, integration with issue trackers, and remote debugging.
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    2. Spyder (previously known as Pydee) is a free open-source Python development environment providing MATLAB-like features in a simple and light-weighted software, available for Windows XP/Vista/7, GNU/Linux and Mac OS X.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Python
      SciPy (pronounced "Sigh Pie") is open-source software for mathematics, science, and engineering. It is also the name of a very popular conference on scientific programming with Python.
      SciPy & Numpy vs Anaconda opinions
      This alternative is disputed. SciPy & Numpy is still a legitimate alternative to Anaconda, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      SciPy & Numpy are Python libraries, while Anaconda is a distribution of Python (including SciPy & Numpy among other Python libraries).
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      These are python libraries, not a Python distribution and IDE.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Python(x,y) is a free scientific and engineering development software for numerical computations, data analysis and data visualization based on Python programming language, Qt graphical user interfaces and .

      Discontinued

      The project seems no longer developed. Last version, 2.7.10.0, released in June 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    3. The easiest way to run Python, Spyder with SciPy and friends out of the box on any Windows PC, without installing anything!.
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    4. Minimum bare bones portable python distribution with PyScripter as development environment. Contains no additional packages other than those provided with the official python setup from python.org.
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      • Windows
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      The Enthought Python Distribution provides scientists with a comprehensive set of tools to perform rigorous data analysis and visualization.
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    5. JetBrains DataSpell is an IDE for data science with intelligent Jupyter notebooks, interactive Python scripts, and lots of other built-in tools. Intelligent Jupyter notebooks Tuned for high interactivity
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      • Windows
      • Linux
      SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market.
      SAS vs Anaconda opinions
      This alternative is disputed. SAS is still a legitimate alternative to Anaconda, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      SAS and Anaconda have no overlap. One's a data/statistics platform, the other a general (mostly Python) programming environment.
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