Anaconda® Python Distribution

Anaconda® is a free and open-source distribution of Python. It also includes a package manager and Jupyter Notebook. Jupyter Notebook is an application that enables you to interact with a running Python program (provide input and observe output).

All Microchip Secure Products Group products are interfaced through the CryptoAuthLib (CAL) library. Python CrytoAuthLib (pyCAL) is the same exact library wrapped up for Python. As a result, all current and future Microchip Secure Products Group products are supported through either embedded C code (CAL) or high-level Python code (pyCAL). All interactive tools are built on top of pyCAL.

Installing Anaconda

1. Go to the Anaconda download page: Download
2. On the Anaconda download page, click the icon depending upon your operating system. All the steps followed here are for Windows but should be similar for other operating systems.


3. Anaconda has both the 32-bit and 64-bit installer for different platforms. Download the latest Python 3.x version for your platform.


4. Once the installer is downloaded, double click it to start the setup Window as shown in below figure and click Next.


5. It will take you to the user agreement page, click I Agree to proceed.


6. Select the Installation type and then click Next.


7. Click the Next button for the default installation directory, otherwise choose the installation directory by clicking the Browse button and then click Next.


8. Make sure to have the check box for the Register Anaconda as my default Python 3.x selected and click Install.


9. The windows below show the status of the installation. Click Next once the installation is complete.


10. Uncheck both check boxes and click Finish to complete the installation.


Installing the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) from Anaconda

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) CLI is a unified tool to manage your AWS services. You can control multiple AWS services from the command line and automate them through scripts. Refer to this link for more details: Learn more.

The AWS CLI is installed using pip in the Anaconda environment.

1. Open Anaconda Command Prompt.


2. Run pip3 install awscli.

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