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Deep Learning class - installation instructions

Download the Anaconda distribution for your Operating System (Windows, macOS or Linux):

Follow the instructions of the Anaconda page to install anaconda on your laptop.

Alternatively, feel free to use the lighter-weight miniconda command line:

https://docs.conda.io/en/latest/miniconda.html

In either case install the following packages, for instance by opening a console / terminal and update the following packages with the conda command:

conda install python=3.8 numpy scikit-learn jupyter ipykernel matplotlib pip
conda install pandas h5py pillow scikit-image lxml tensorflow

Check that you can import tensorflow with the python from anaconda:

python3 -c "import tensorflow as tf; print(tf.__version__)"
2.3.0

Note that tensorflow version from 2.0.0 should also work.

If you have several installations of Python on your system (virtualenv, conda environments...), it can be confusing to select the correct Python environment from the jupyter interface. You can name this environment for instance "dlclass" and reference it as a Jupyter kernel:

python3 -m ipykernel install --user --name dlclass --display-name dlclass

Ideally: create a new jupyter notebook and check that you can import the numpy, matplotlib, tensorflow modules.

To take pictures with the webcam we will also need opencv-python:

python3 -m pip install opencv-python

If your laptop does not have a webcam or if opencv does not work, don't worry this is not mandatory.

Troubleshooting

In a console check the installation location of the conda command in your PATH:

conda info

Read the output of that command to verify that your conda command is associated with Python 3.8.

Check that the pip command in your PATH is the one installed by conda:

pip show pip

and check that it matches:

python3 -m pip show pip

In particular, look at the "Location:" line of pip is a subfolder of the "environment root:" line from "conda info".

If you cannot solve your installations without the help of fellow students, please feel free to send an email to the instructors with the outputs of the previous command and include the full error messages along with the name and version of your operating system.