What is the difference between pip and conda?
- “pip Installs Packages”(recursive) is a Python package installer. It downloads and installs packages which we need.
- It is by far the best package manager in terms of package availability (235,000 packages are available). It makes package maintenance a lot easier for developers.
- It doesn’t support multiple versions of the same package installed, so we can’t maintain two projects using different versions of the same package.
- We’ll often face Compilation Errors as it uses our compiler for many packages, which could be incompatible and also compiles everything from the source.
- It can’t differentiate between various python versions, Python 2, Python 3, Python 3.5 or 3.6?
- It doesn’t have an In-built Virtual Environment Management System.
- It is a packaging tool and an installer that aims to do more than what pip does.
- It allows us to maintain and use different versions of the same package. We can easily work with any of the versions of Python.
- The tendency of getting compiler errors is very low as it compiles packages before publishing to the package repository.
- 1,500+ packages are published and maintained in the PyPI. The installation process is a lot easier and also optimizes the user experience.
- It is not only a package manager but also an environment manager. It can create a virtual environment and also has an In-built Virtual Environment Management System.
- It isolates different python versions and also the package versions so they don’t interact with each other.
- The compilation of packages is expensive in terms of both space and time.