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  • i was told to crosspost it here
    Now we just need nb_mamba (sidenote: please do yourself a favor and use mamba, you can thank me later lol)
  • PSA on setting up conda properly if you're using a Mac with M1 chip
    Seems like MambaForge is the best option for fetching artifacts that work well with the Apple M1 CPU architecture. Feel free to provide more details / other options in the comments. The details are still a bit mysterious to me, but this is important for a lot of data scientists cause emulation can cause localhost workflows to blow up unnecessarily.
  • virtualenv, vs pipenv, vs conda? Is one superior to the others? If not, under what circumstances should i use one over the others?
    Conda really is slow sometimes installing packages. I discovered Mamba recently and it really helps the whole process, highly recommend to everyone using conda
  • Introduction to Conda - Free Hands-on Virtual Workshop
    There are still problems, for sure! Software installation is hard! A few problems that we've noticed - * the environment resolver can be really slow when installing many packages together (which happens a lot in bioinformatics). The mamba replacement for conda works much better and is 99% identical to conda (every now and then one of them barfs when the other doesn't). * some packages just don't work. That's usually the package's fault, sure, but boy can it be painful to debug and resolve. (We've had occasional problems with salmon, for example.) * if you're coding, conda support is best for Python dev environments, and is still rocky for R. That having been said, it's improved really dramatically over the last year and I think the trajectory is good.
  • Python Best Practices for a New Project in 2021 | 2021-07-05
    > Conda has been a lifesaver for me in the past, but it got so slow in ~2019

    This is why mamba [0] was created. It is a C++ reimplementation of conda for much better performance. mamba is a drop-in replacement of conda and can operate on the same anaconda, condaforge (and mambaforge) repositories.


  • Pyre: A performant type-checker for Python 3 | 2021-05-10
  • Mamba: A reimplementation of the conda package manager in C++ | 2021-03-18
  • Setup Anaconda Jupyter And Rust For Rust Notebooks | 2021-01-24
    Is it because of performance? I just found mamba which is a (hopefully faster) reimplementation of conda in C++. Not Rust but I'll definitely try it.
  • | 2021-01-05
    Mamba is a reimplementation of the conda package manager in C++. (quote from README at, linked to in original post)


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