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install locally

Hi

i get the following error:

conda install -c quantopian zipline=1.0.2
Fetching package metadata .............
Solving package specifications: ....

UnsatisfiableError: The following specifications were found to be in conflict:
- python 3.5*
- zipline 1.0.2
*
Use "conda info " to see the dependencies for each package.

Can someone lead me to good instructions of how to install zipline on my machine. What version of anaconda/python is needed?

Many thanks!
Peter

4 responses

Hi Peter,

You'll need a conda environment with python 2.7 or 3.4. There's an open issue to test and package zipline for 3.5, but we haven't gotten to it yet!

Best,
Rich

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Hi Peter,

I'm a little late to the party. Here's how you can create Python 3.4 env and install zipline:
Open cmd(admin mode) on Windows:
1. conda create -n py34 python=3.4 anaconda //py34 is just the name I used, name whatever you want
2. activate py34
3. conda install -c Quantopian zipline

Mayur

This is the first I'm hearing of running quantopian algo locally. Is there a guide anywhere on how to do it? Does it have the same features and API as running an algorithm through quantopian.com?

Hey Luke,

The main features are essentially the same; the big difference is that you need to use your own data. There is a setup guide on zipline.io and the code for zipline can be found on GitHub

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