Anaconda and Gurobi conda package
Anaconda is a Python distribution platform that comes with a convenient package
manager (“conda”), and a diverse set of curated software packages. Gurobi
offers an installation package for this platform too. We will briefly
explain the steps needed to install Anaconda and the Gurobi conda package.
Note that the conda package installs more than just
gurobipy. For example, it
will also install the Gurobi command line tool
gurobi_cl, some other
tools, and documentation.
If you have already installed Anaconda, you may skip directly to step 2 below.
Step 1: Download and Install Anaconda
The first step is to download and install Anaconda. You can find detailed instructions here. Be sure to check the box Add Anaconda to my PATH environment variable when prompted during the installation process. Otherwise, Step 2 may not work.
Gurobi supports the 64-bit x86 version of Python 3.8. Once the download has completed, issue the following command in the directory where you have stored the downloaded file:
Once the install is complete, and once you close your current terminal and open a new one, typing python in your terminal window should invoke the Anaconda Python interpreter:
Python 3.8.4 |Anaconda, Inc.|...
Type quit() in Python to return to the terminal.
Step 2: Install the Gurobi conda package
The next step is to install the Gurobi package into Anaconda. You do
this by first adding the Gurobi channel to your Anaconda channels
and then installing the
gurobi package from this channel.
From a terminal window issue the following command to add the Gurobi channel to your default search list
--add channels https://conda.anaconda.org/gurobi
Now issue the following command to install the Gurobi package
conda install gurobi
You can remove the Gurobi package at any time by issuing the command
conda remove gurobi