Quick install

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

The fastest way to get and install conda is to download Miniconda, a mini version of Anaconda that includes just conda and its dependencies. Anaconda has all that plus over 720 open source packages that install with Anaconda or can be installed with the simple conda install command.

In its default configuration conda uses the hundreds of packages at repo.continuum.io that are built, reviewed, and maintained by Continuum Analytics.

TIP: If you prefer to have the over 720 open source packages included with Anaconda, and have a few minutes and the disk space required, you can download Anaconda simply by replacing the word “Miniconda” with “Anaconda” in the examples below.

Miniconda quick install requirements

32- or 64-bit computer, 400 MB available, Linux, OS X or Windows.

NOTE: If you choose to install the full Anaconda package, it requires 3 GB of available disk space.

Windows Miniconda install

In your browser download the Miniconda 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.

To test your installation, enter the command conda list. If installed correctly, you will see a list of packages that were installed.

Next, go to our 30-minute conda test drive.

Windows Miniconda update

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

Windows Miniconda Uninstall

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

OS X Miniconda install

In your browser download the Miniconda installer for OS X, 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 Miniconda3-latest-MacOSX-x86_64.sh

Now close and re-open your terminal window for the changes to take effect.

To test your installation, enter the command conda list. If installed correctly, you will see a list of packages that were installed.

Next, go to our 30-minute conda test drive.

OS X Miniconda update

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

OS X Miniconda uninstall

To uninstall Miniconda open a terminal window and remove the entire miniconda install directory: rm -rf ~/miniconda. You may also edit ~/.bash_profile and remove the miniconda 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 Miniconda install

In your browser download the Miniconda 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 Miniconda3-latest-Linux-x86_64.sh

Now close and re-open your terminal window for the changes to take effect.

To test your installation, enter the command conda list. If installed correctly, you will see a list of packages that were installed.

Next, go to our 30-minute conda test drive.

Linux Miniconda update

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

Linux Miniconda uninstall

To uninstall Miniconda open a terminal window and remove the entire miniconda install directory: rm -rf ~/miniconda. You may also edit ~/.bash_profile and remove the miniconda 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.