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Setting Up Your Env & Installing Simmate

To begin, we'll establish a new environment using the conda-forge channel. Anaconda uses channels to download packages, and for simplicity, we'll consistently use conda-forge, which is a standard practice in the Python community.

1. Environment Creation

Run the command below to create your environment. You can replace my_env with any name of your choice, but remember to use underscores instead of spaces (my_env is acceptable, my env will cause an error).

conda create -c conda-forge -n my_env python=3.11

Confirm the installation when prompted.

2. Environment Activation

Switch to the newly created environment using the following command:

conda activate my_env

If the operation is successful, the start of your command line will change from (base) to (my_env).

3. Simmate Installation

Now, let's install Simmate.

conda install -c conda-forge -n my_env simmate

The installation may take a few minutes. Once completed, Simmate is successfully installed!

If you encounter any errors with this command, please inform our team immediately by posting a new issue.

4. Spyder Installation

Lastly, let's install Spyder using Anaconda. We'll use Spyder for writing Python in later tutorials:

conda install -c conda-forge -n my_env spyder