Install Python

For all platforms we recommend that you download and install Anaconda: a professional-grade, full-blown scientific Python distribution.

Installing Anaconda, activate root environment:

  • Download and install Anaconda (Python 3.6+x version, 64 bit installer is recommended) from

  • Update the root Anaconda environment (type in a terminal):

    >> conda update --all

  • Activate the Anaconda root environment in a terminal as follows:

    >> activate

Create environment

If you have other Python programs besides PyConTurb, it is a good idea to install each program in its own environment to ensure that the dependencies for the different packages do not conflict with one another. The commands to create and then activate an environment in an Anaconda prompt are:

conda create --name pyconturb python=3.7
activate pyconturb