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API installation problems: Ubuntu 16.04, Python 3.5.2, Anaconda 4.2.0


I enjoyed using last year and was looking forward to using it again this year. But when I went to install on my Ubuntu 16.04 distribution, everything went well (following’s instructions) until I tried importing plotly.

import plotly
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “”, line 1, in
ImportError: No module named ‘plotly’

I suspect Python is looking for Plotly in the wrong directory. Should I perhaps move or perhaps tell Python to look somewhere else? “locate plotly” finds it in /usr/local/lib/python3.5/dist-packages/plotly

It looks like perhaps this is a problem created by Anaconda. The output of sys.path:



I installed plotly using the plotly instructions, i.e. using pip. Last year I did not have Anaconda installed, but it was also an earlier distribution of Ubuntu.

edit: after adding

import sys

plotly works fine. . . as far as I can tell. It appears my trouble is Anaconda and pip don’t fully “get along”. It’s unclear if this is the most useful solution, but it works for now.