Anaconda is an easy-to-install, free package manager, environment manager, Python distribution, and collection of over 150 open source packages with free community support. Download Anaconda now. Don’t want the collection of packages? Then get miniconda and get started with this guide.
- License: Anaconda is free to use and (re)distribute under the terms of the Anaconda License.
- System requirements: Linux, OS X, or Windows, 32-bit or 64-bit, 3 GB disk space to download and install.
Packages available in Anaconda¶
- Over 150 packages are automatically installed with Anaconda.
- Over 340 additional open source packages can be individually installed from the Anaconda repository at the command line, simply by using the “conda install” command.
- Thousands of other packages are available from Anaconda.org.
- Others can be downloaded using the “pip install” command which is included and installed with Anaconda.
- You can also make your own custom packages using the “conda build” command, and upload them to Anaconda.org, PyPi or other repositories.
Managing packages in Anaconda¶
What’s new in Anaconda 2.4?¶
Anaconda 2.4 now includes the new Python 3.5 released in September 2015, as well as NumPy 1.10 released in October 2015.
Since the IPython Notebook was renamed to Jupyter, Anaconda now uses the new name.
A number of performance optimizations were made to conda, and the release includes updates to 60 other packages as well.
Details in changelog.