Setting up python environment on AWS for Machine learning

Conda Environment

  1. Let’s create a conda environment first on local, then we’ll discuss the ways to move this venv on AWS EC2 (Linux machine).
##downloading (you can change your edition by visting
$ wget
$ sh
##Making a Virtual Environment for specific project (Recommended)#For specific python version
$ conda create -n your_environment_name python=3.7
#Activate your envirnement
$ conda activate your_environment_name
#Installing three libs
$ pip install transformers allennlp flask
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  1. EC2 with Internet: In this case, we first need to wrap our package distribution info in a file called, requirements.txt. And then push this on the EC2 server.
#Freezing the env info
$ pip freeze > requirements.txt
OR#pipreqs lib to create requirement.txt file
$ pip install pipreqs
$ pipreqs /home/project/location
## Run on EC2 where the requirements.txt is located$ conda create --name your_ec2_environment_name --file requirements.txt
## Method-1: Wrapping up all .whl files on localOn local/source Machine:#Download all .whl files in dir named 'dir_name'
1. $ mkdir dir_name && pip download -r requirements.txt -d dir_name
2. Copy requirement.txt into dir_name
3. Archive it: $ tar -zcf dir_name.tar.gz dir_name
4. Upload this zip to target machine
On Ec2/target Machine:1. Unzip: $ tar -zxf dir_name.tar.gz
2. Create plain conda env here and activate it.
3. Install: $ pip install -r dir_name/requirements.txt --no-index --find-links dir_name
## Method-2: Using Conda-pack ServiceOn local/source Machine:1. Install this service: 
$ pip install conda-pack
2. Pack enviroment your_environment_name into your_enviroment_name.tar.gz:
$ conda pack -n your_environment_name
On Ec2/target Machine:1. Unpack environment into dir 'your_environment_name' :
$ mkdir -p your_environment_name
$ tar -xzf your_environment_name.tar.gz -C your_environment_name
2. Activate the environment:
$ source your_environment_name/bin/activte

Python Virtual Environment

  1. Let’s set up a Python virtual environment first on local, named ‘your_environment_name’.
#Installing pip
$ sudo get install python-pip
#Creating python virtualenv
$ pip install virtualenv
$ virtualenv your_environment_name
$ virtualenv -p /usr/bin/python3 your_environment_name
$ source your_environment_name/bin/activate
On Ec2/target Machine:1. Unzip: $ tar -zxf dir_name.tar.gz
3. Install: $ pip install -r dir_name/requirements.txt --no-index --find-links dir_name
##Install with pip command$ pip install -r requirements.txt




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