Anaconda (excerpt from official documentation) is a package manager, an environment manager, a Python distribution, and a collection of over 1,000+ open source packages. To install it just follow the instructions in the original documentation (If you are installing anaconda as a rllab dependecy make sure to download the python 2.7 installer).
Anaconda creates its own environments inside the system. This means, that some packages that are installed outside anaconda, have to be installed inside too. To do this you just have to follow the normal installation instructions of the package but inside the anaconda environment.
NOTE: Make sure to create another build folder (build_anaconda for example) for the new installation, the rest is the same. Example for rllab3 environment:
export PATH="~/anaconda2/bin:$PATH" #Activate anaconda source activate rllab3 #Initialize rllab export PYTHONPATH=~/repos/rllab:$PYTHONPATH #Export rllab to pythonpath. #install any package following https://github.com/roboticslab-uc3m/installation-guides (make sure to change build->build_rllab)
Install YARP python bindings inside anaconda#
Make sure you have performed a normal installation of YARP first. Then:
export PATH="~/anaconda2/bin:$PATH" #Activate anaconda source activate rllab3 #Initialize rllab export PYTHONPATH=~/repos/rllab:$PYTHONPATH #Export rllab to pythonpath. #Same terminal! cd ~/repos/yarp; mkdir build_rllab; cd build_rllab make .. -DCREATE_LIB_MATH=ON -DCREATE_GUIS=OFF -D #We have problems with qt so GUIS out. make -j$(nproc) # compile sudo make install; sudo ldconfig # install #Lets go with the bindings cmake .. -DYARP_COMPILE_BINDINGS=ON -DCREATE_PYTHON=ON make -j$(nproc) # compile sudo make install; sudo ldconfig; cd # install and go home #Now moving some important things. cp /usr/local/lib/python3.5/site-packages/_yarp.so ~/anaconda2/envs/rllab3/lib/python3.5/site-packages cp /usr/local/lib/python3.5/site-packages/yarp.py ~/anaconda2/envs/rllab3/lib/python3.5/site-packages
Now make sure to install again YARP outside anaconda:
#open new terminal outside anaconda environment cd ~/repos/yarp/build; cmake .. sudo make install; cd