UB CCR maintains a "stock" version of Anaconda Python that is updated a couple times each year. If this installation is not suitable you may wish to install and maintain your own version of the software.
First you'll need to obtain the Linux installer from the following site: Anaconda Distribution
Next run the installer and be sure to direct it to install in your projects area (e.g. /projects/academic/your_pi_group/your_user_name)
Now create a directory for the anaconda python module file:
mkdir -p /projects/academic/your_pi_group/your_user_name/modulefiles/python
Now copy over the UB CCR anaconda module file:
cd /projects/academic/your_pi_group/your_user_name/modulefiles/python cp /util/academic/modulefiles/Core/python/anaconda.lua my-python-27.lua
It is important to give your module a new name.
Now edit the anaconda module file so that it references your installation rather than the one in the "/util/academic" area. You can edit the file in the OnDemand file manager or on the command line.
Finally, use the following sequence to load your anaconda module:
module use /projects/academic/your_pi_group/your_user_name/modulefiles module load python/my-python-27
NOTE: If you're using this installation within OnDemand, please make sure to follow the instructions in #2 in this article