Enthought Python Distribution (EPD)

The Time-Tested, Reliable Scientific and Analytic Python Distribution

The Enthought Python Distribution (EPD) has been installed across hundreds of thousands of machines over the last decade. Now with over 450 pre-built and tested scientific and analytic Python packages, this time-tested collection provides users a streamlined way to deploy Python distributions.

With the new Enthought Deployment Manager (command line) and Enthought Canopy (GUI), users have a choice of two tools to access EPD in the way that best meets their individual needs.

NEW! Enthought Deployment Manager (EDM)

Enthought's Next Generation, Command Line
Environment and Package Manager


Enthought Canopy

Graphical Package Management PLUS an Integrated Analysis Environment

Enthought Deployment Manager (EDM) - Python Environment and Package Management
Enthought Canopy - Graphical Package Management

Choose EDM to access Enthought's Python Distribution if you:

  • Prefer command line package management

  • Prefer a single-layer Python distribution (à la legacy EPD)

  • Want to use multiple sandboxed environments


Choose Canopy to access Enthought's Python Distribution if you:

  • Prefer a graphical package manager integrated with Canopy's editor and console

  • Want the convenience of an integrated analysis environment with direct access to packages

What is EDM?

EDM is Enthought’s next generation environment and application manager (currently in pre-release, but available for testing now).

For long-time EPD users, you’ll recognize EDM and its edm command line tool as a replacement for Enstaller and its enpkg command line tool. EDM installs the same great packages and Python executables that make up EPD, and adds features such as multi-environment management and package dependency resolution.

Learn more about EDM features


What is Enthought Canopy?

Enthought Canopy combines an easy to use graphical user interface for Python and Python package installation, plus an integrated analyis environment, free for all users.

Additional features, such as a Data Import Tool, graphical debugger and variable browser, online training courses, and technical support, are also available with a Canopy subscription plan.

Learn more about Enthought Canopy features

How do I get EDM?

Download installers here


How do I get Enthought Canopy?

Download Enthought Canopy for FREE here

Standalone, Python distributions for Canopy (without the graphical front-end) are also available for subscribers here

Are You a Subscriber Using Legacy EPD?

If you are a subscriber who needs to continue using legacy EPD, no problem! You can continue to log in here to access the Enthought repository of EPD installers and packages and use the enpkg utility at the command line to update and install additional packages.

Legacy EPD User Resources: