To install conda, you must first pick the right installer for you. The following are the most popular installers currently available:
Miniconda is a minimal installer provided by Anaconda. Use this installer if you want to install most packages yourself.
- Anaconda Distribution#
Anaconda Distribution is a full featured installer that comes with a suite of packages for data science, as well as Anaconda Navigator, a GUI application for working with conda environments.
Miniforge is an installer maintained by the conda-forge community that comes preconfigured for use with the conda-forge channel. To learn more about conda-forge, visit their website.
If you are just starting out, we recommend installing conda via the Miniconda installer.
A supported operating systems: Windows, macOS, or Linux
For Miniconda or Miniforge: 400 MB disk space
For Anaconda: Minimum 3 GB disk space to download and install
For Windows: Windows 8.1 or newer for Python 3.9, or Windows Vista or newer for Python 3.8
You do not need administrative or root permissions to install conda if you select a
user-writable install location (e.g.
Follow the instructions for your operating system:
Installing in silent mode#
You can use silent installation of Miniconda, Anaconda, or Miniforge for deployment or testing or building services, such as GitHub Actions.
Follow the silent-mode instructions for your operating system:
Cryptographic hash verification#
Download the installer file and, before installing, verify it as follows:
If you have PowerShell V4 or later:
Open a PowerShell console and verify the file as follows:
Get-FileHash filename -Algorithm SHA256
If you don't have PowerShell V4 or later:
Use the free online verifier tool on the Microsoft website.
Download the file and extract it.
Open a Command Prompt window.
Navigate to the file.
Run the following command:
Start-PsFCIV -Path C:\path\to\file.ext -HashAlgorithm SHA256 -Online
macOS: In iTerm or a terminal window enter
shasum -a 256 filename.
Linux: In a terminal window enter