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Intel® Distribution for Python* for Linux*

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What’s Included

Intel’s optimized versions of NumPy*, SciPy*, and scikit-learn*

Over 20 other Python packages

Install Guide


Minimum System Requirements

Hardware Requirements

  • A system based on 64-bit architecture that supports Intel® Streaming SIMD Extensions 4.2 (Intel® SSE 4.2) instructions (or compatible non-Intel® processor)
  • 2 GB of free disk space for all product features and all architectures

Software Requirements

  • Operating systems:
    • Red Hat* Enterprise Linux* 7
    • Fedora* core 25, 26
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server* 11, 12
    • Debian* GNU/Linux 8, Linux 9
    • Ubuntu* 14.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS, 17.04
  • Dependencies
    • glibc 2.12 or higher

Complete Specifications

Installation Notes

If using the stand-alone installer, complete the following steps:

  1. Change directory to the installation path.
  2. Download the tarball for the Intel Distribution for Python
  3. Extract the contents using the tar -xvzf command
  4. Change directory to intelpython2 or intelpython3 (depending on the version you’ve downloaded)
  5. Run from shell: bash
  6. When the installation completes, activate your root Intel python conda environment:
    • To modify only your current shell, use the source ./bin/activate command
    • To modify all future logins, do one of the following:
      • Add source <install>/bin/activate root to your .bashrc (bash) or other logon script
      • Manually add the <install>/bin directory to your PATH
    • To ensure your environment points to Intel Distribution for Python, run the which python command.