Search Docs by Keyword

Table of Contents

Using Spyder

Spyder is available through Anaconda Navigator on the FAS-RC Remote Desktop application on the Open OnDemand dashboard. To access it:

  • go to the VDI dashboard at https://vdi.rc.fas.harvard.edu/pun/sys/dashboard/ (or https://fasseood.rc.fas.harvard.edu/pun/sys/dashboard if you are working on FASSE)
  • start a new Remote Desktop session
  • connect to the Remote Desktop session
  • open a Terminal in the Remote Desktop session and load the relevant Anaconda module. Check https://portal.rc.fas.harvard.edu/p3/build-reports/ for the most up-to-date modules.
    • Examples:
    • if you’re working with Python 2, type the following:
      • module load Anaconda/5.0.1-fasrc02
    • if you’re working with Python 3, type the following:
      • module load Anaconda3/2020.11
  • type the following:
    • anaconda-navigator
  • when Anaconda Navigator loads, you may choose to remain in the “base” environment, or load your preferred environment from the “Applications on” dropdown, or create a new environment using the Environments tab to the left.
  • when you are in the environment you need, click the Launch button under the icon for Spyder.

Screenshots of the process:

© The President and Fellows of Harvard College
Except where otherwise noted, this content is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license.