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: https://www.continuum.io/downloads

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  ./


Now edit the anaconda module file so that it references your installation rather than the one in the "/util/academic" area.

gedit anaconda.lua


Finally, use the following sequence to load your anaconda module: 

module use /projects/academic/your_pi_group/your_user_name/modulefiles
module load python/anaconda