intl intl - 1 year ago 164
Python Question

Mac using default Python despite Anaconda install

I am running Mac 10.9 Mavericks and have installed Anaconda. However, despite that, when I access python via terminal, I still get the default Apple version:

Python 2.7.5 (default, Sep 2 2013, 05:24:04)
[GCC 4.2.1 Compatible Apple LLVM 5.0 (clang-500.0.68)] on darwin

My .bash_profile is this:

export PATH="$HOME/anaconda/bin:$PATH"


export PATH="/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:$PATH"

Is there anything I can do to use the Anaconda version of Python? At a loss at the moment.

Thank you

Answer Source

The first matching executable is the one that is run. From what I can gather you are concatenating your PATH variable in such a way that:


comes before:


So make sure that the anaconda directory is the first one, meaning that it will have precedence:

export PATH="$HOME/anaconda/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:$PATH"
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