Today I realized that pip and other python2,3 packages were installed in the conda base environment, so after running
I could run the python-GPIB scripts to interface with the Agilent.
Although, I did have to add a python2 kernel to jupyter/ipython, which I did in a separate conda environment:
conda create -n ipykernel_py2 python=2 ipykernel
source activate ipykernel_py2
python -m ipykernel install --user
I've installed pyepics on Donatella running
sudo yum install pyepics
Pip and ipython did not seem to be installed yet.