Full installation

Conda is a cross-platform package manager and environment manager program that installs, runs, and updates packages and their dependencies, so you can easily set up and switch between environments on your local computer. Conda is included in all versions of Anaconda, Anaconda Server, and Miniconda.

If you are in a hurry, try our two-minute Miniconda quick install. Miniconda includes only conda, conda-build, and their dependencies so you can install cleanly and quickly.

These instructions are for a full install of Anaconda, which includes conda, conda-build, and 150+ open source packages.

On Windows, OS X, and Linux, it is best to install Anaconda for the local user, which does not require administrator permissions and is the most robust type of installation. For users on any of the three platforms who need to do so, Anaconda can also be installed system wide, which does require administrator permissions.

TIP: For installation instructions using our graphical installers for OS X or Windows, please see the Anaconda Install page.

Anaconda requirements

32 or 64 bit computer, 32MB available, Linux, OS X or Windows.

300 MB to download Anaconda plus another 300 to install it.

NOTE: You do NOT need administrative or root permissions to install Anaconda if you select a user writable install location.

Install instructions

Windows Anaconda install

In your browser download the Anaconda installer for Windows, then double click the .exe file and follow the instructions on the screen. If unsure about any setting, simply accept the defaults as they all can be changed later.

NOTE: When finished, a new terminal window will open. If not, click Start - Run - Command Prompt.

Windows Anaconda update

Open a terminal window with Start - Run - Command Prompt, navigate to the anaconda folder, then type conda update conda

Windows Anaconda Uninstall

Go to Control Panel, click “Add or remove Program,” select “Python 2.7 (Miniconda)” and click Remove Program.

OS X Anaconda install

In your browser download the Anaconda installer for OS X, then double click the .pkg file and follow the instructions on the screen. If unsure about any setting, simply accept the defaults as they all can be changed later.

NOTE: The install will not take effect until AFTER you close and reopen your terminal window.

OS X Anaconda update

Open a terminal window, navigate to the anaconda directory, then type conda update conda

OS X Anaconda uninstall

To uninstall Anaconda open a terminal window and remove the entire anaconda install directory: rm -rf ~/anaconda. You may also edit ~/.bash_profile and remove the anaconda directory from your PATH environment variable, and remove the hidden .condarc file and .conda and .continuum directories which may have been created in the home directory with rm -rf ~/.condarc ~/.conda ~/.continuum.

Linux Anaconda install

In your browser download the Anaconda installer for Linux, then in your terminal window type the following and follow the prompts on the installer screens. If unsure about any setting, simply accept the defaults as they all can be changed later:

bash Anaconda-latest-Linux-x86_64.sh

NOTE: The install will not take effect until AFTER you close and re-open your terminal window.

Linux Anaconda update

In your terminal window, type the following: conda update conda

Linux Anaconda uninstall

To uninstall Anaconda open a terminal window and remove the entire anaconda install directory: rm -rf ~/anaconda. You may also edit ~/.bash_profile and remove the anaconda directory from your PATH environment variable, and remove the hidden .condarc file and .conda and .continuum directories which may have been created in the home directory with rm -rf ~/.condarc ~/.conda ~/.continuum.