Recently, I found the need to use Anaconda Python from a more sophisticated shell than CMD.exe. If for no other reason than getting a shell that was easier on the eyes, I offered $100 to /r/PowerShell to get it done.
The community followed through and we built a pretty good replica of Anaconda’s activate.bat.
Our solution was good, but lacking in some areas including:
- Configuring anything but the base environment via
- Interoperability with
- Virtualizing programs other than Python.
Thankfully, this solution satisfied me while out of town, and I was able to get back to my Linux box. Eventually, our efforts got the attention of the core developers at Anaconda, who pointed out really well-developed solutions here. The core devs also mentioned that Powershell was in their roadmap. Hopefully, Powershell is officially supported by Anaconda before I need it again.
The Best Solution
I had a lot of trouble finding this repository. It is best drop-in replacement for Anaconda’s