Installation Tips for Anaconda Python

I've managed to get LSL 1.1.1 to install in Continuum Analytics  Anaconda Python distribution. The biggest problem I ran into was finding the right Python modules to make everything work.


ATLAS is not included with the Anaconda installation by default but it can be easily installed via:

conda install -c anaconda atlas=3.8.4

Python Modules

Unlike ATLAS, various Python modules are best installed through pip so that the right version can be built. Some of the pip installs work by default while others require using a different version than the default.


The GDBM module can be installed through conda via:

conda install python-gdbm


The default version of PyFITS seems ok:

pip install -i pyfits


I had to go back a release on PyEphem to to get the source to download:

pip install -i pyephem==


I had to go back to version 1.1.1 of AIPY to find a working version. I'm not sure why this is:

pip install -i aipy==1.1.1