Am seeking tutorials or instruction on how to install and run anaconda on a usb thumb drive.
I think this should be do-able (unless some of the staff here says it isnt). For the sake of the example, I’m assuming your USB drive has the label
E:\ It is important that you can assign the same drive letter on any PC where you will use the drive.
Now first, you download either Anaconda3 or Miniconda3 and install it on a location in
After installation, you’ll want to edit some settings to tell conda where to store environments and the package cache. You can do this by adding a
.condarc file in the installation directory, e.g.
.condarc file is a YAML file. You need to add the following keys:
envs_dirs: - E:\Miniconda3\envs pkgs_dirs: - E:\Miniconda3\pkgs
Now, when you plugin the drive, set its drive letter to
E:\, then you can open a command prompt and run:
call E:\Miniconda3\Scripts\activate. From there on, you can activate environments using
conda activate E:\Miniconda3\envs\my-env.
I think - but am not sure - you will need to use absolute paths as conda normally creates an environment list file in the
I hope this helps, I did not test it myself… so good luck!