Why doesn't repl.it have popular packages installed by default?
sytelus (0)

When I do

import pandas as pd

repl.it spends huge amount of time in downloading and installing pandas! Every single time!!

Repl.it: Installing fresh packages

Collecting pandas
  Downloading https://files.pythonhosted.org/packages/e6/de/a0d3defd8f338eaf53ef716e40ef6d6c277c35d50e09b586e170169cdf0d/pandas-0.24.1-cp36-cp36m-manylinux1_x86_64.whl (10.1MB)
Collecting numpy>=1.12.0 (from pandas)
  Downloading https://files.pythonhosted.org/packages/35/d5/4f8410ac303e690144f0a0603c4b8fd3b986feb2749c435f7cdbb288f17e/numpy-1.16.2-cp36-cp36m-manylinux1_x86_64.whl (17.3MB)

Why doesn't have such popular package installed by default? This is very painful and not worth the time.

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Scoder12 (651)

They used to have this before the package manager, but they are working on something to cache the packages using the new file system.

I am a repl.it helper. If this is a good answer, please upvote!