Installing Anaconda and then install packages with pip seams like confusing the goal of Anaconda(or any other package management tools)

Anaconda is there to help you organize your environments and their dependences.

Assuming you have conda on your system path, Do:

Update conda

conda update conda

We can create an environment called ‘awesome’ with python 3.6 and add all awesome datascience packages coming with anaconda(numpy, scipy, jupyter notebook/lab etc), and tensorflow and keras. you can drop anaconda and have minimal package if desired.

conda create -n awesome python=3.6 anaconda tensorflow keras

After quite a time, and all is well, activate your environment and test if we can import keras.

conda activate awesome
python -c "import keras"

When done doing awesomeness, you can deactivate as so:

conda deactivate

conda is better than pip because it deal with libraries compatibalities. It upgrades and downgrade packages for you.

Sometimes beautiful about Anaconda is that you can just install the main package and it will install all its dependences for you, so you could just do:

conda create -n awesome python=3.6 keras

This will automatically find all packages that keras depends on or set to default such as tensorflow and numpy

What you are doing wrong:
You get that error because your python sys.path can not locate the packages you install.

You can do:

python -c "import sys;print(sys.path)"

This will print the location your python will look for packages. It is most likely that the path to keras library is not one them.

When you just use pip to install, your default python that has that pip will have access to your installations. So if you have multiple Pythons, the recommendation is to be explicit like:

python3 -m pip install packages

So here you are sure that it is Python in python3 directory that did installation. This is where we need environments that keeps our Python versions and dependence different and easy to control. Anaconda, Pipenv, Poetry, piptools and more are there trying to help you managed your systems better ;)

Update: For Jupyter Notebook/Lab users

If you already have Jupyter, say on your base environment, we can add awesome as another kernel:

conda activate awesome 
(awesome ) conda install ipykernel -y
(awesome) python -m ipykernel install --user --name my_env --display-name "Awesome"
conda deactivate

Now if you run Jupyter, you should be able to choose between Base Python and Awesome environment.

For more Info :- https://stackoverflow.com/questions/54050581/installed-keras-with-pip3-but-getting-the-no-module-named-keras-error

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