I found the conversation between @dawood2014
concerning a similar install problem dated 0ct 01-02. I followed the same set of steps, but the problem persisted, even after "rm -rf minconda2" and then reinstalling following the directions provided on http://ipyrad.readthedocs.io/installation.html
. Next I tried reinstalling everything, but did not "conda update condo" before
"conda install -c ipyrad ipyrad". At least for me, that did the trick.