Create new conda environment need parameters in my case


It’s about this part in the readme for create a new environment for MFlix
conda create --name mflix

Because my Mac have installed python2.7 before, so during create new conda env, I need to specify it by “conda create --name mflix python3”, otherwise the mflix env will use the existing python2 version.

Not sure if this is a general case.

I don’t use mac but it’s probably similar to how Windows will only get python version from a higher priority System Environment PATH.

Found this article:

Looks like mac systems only allow one path to python at a time. So if you need to use any version other than the pre-installed one, you need to change it manually.

They do advised against changing the system path on mac as it can create incompatibility.

I see. Thanks for the suggestion.