Intel provides an high performance python distribution that integrates seamless into Anaconda. You’ll see performance gains when using packages like pandas, numpy, scikit-learn and more. Intel provides a downloadable package that installs in the OS on system level. However, I prefer to install it inside Anaconda as a separate environment. To install, open a terminal and follow the steps below:

$ conda update conda
$ conda config --add channels intel
$ conda create -n idp intelpython3_full python=3

That’s all! Now you can activate the environment like you’re used to with

$ source activate idp

and deactivate it with

source deactivate