Downloading data into a project¶
Often data sets are too large to keep locally, so you may want to download them on demand.
To set up your project to download data:
From within your project directory, run:
anaconda-project add-download env_var URL
env_varwith a name for an environment variable that Anaconda Project will create to store the path to your downloaded data file. Replace
URLwith the URL for the data to be downloaded.
Anaconda Project downloads the data file to your project directory.
EXAMPLE: The following command downloads the
iris.csvdata file from a GitHub repository into the “iris” project, and stores its new path in the environment variable IRIS_CSV:
$ anaconda-project add-download IRIS_CSV https://raw.githubusercontent.com/bokeh/bokeh/f9aa6a8caae8c7c12efd32be95ec7b0216f62203/bokeh/sampledata/iris.csv File downloaded to /home/alice/mystuff/iris/iris.csv Added https://raw.githubusercontent.com/bokeh/bokeh/f9aa6a8caae8c7c12efd32be95ec7b0216f62203/bokeh/sampledata/iris.csv to the project file.
OPTIONAL: In a text editor, open
anaconda-project.ymlto see the new entry in the downloads section.