# Anaconda Install¶

## OS X Install¶

Download the Anaconda installer and double click it.

NOTE: You may see a screen that says “You cannot install Anaconda in this location. The Anaconda installer does not allow its software to be installed here.” To fix this click the “Install for me only” button with the house icon and continue the installation.

NOTE: Advanced users may choose to not add Anaconda to the bash PATH by going to the “Installation Type” screen, choosing the “Customize” menu and deselecting the “Modify PATH” option.

## OS X Uninstall¶

Because Anaconda is contained in one directory, uninstalling Anaconda is simple – in your terminal window, remove the entire Anaconda directory: rm -rf ~/anaconda

## Linux Install¶

In your browser download the Anaconda installer for Linux, then in your terminal window type the following, replacing the file path and name with the path and name of your downloaded install file. Follow the prompts on the installer screens, and if unsure about any setting, simply accept the defaults, as they can all be changed later:

bash ~/Downloads/Anaconda-2.3.0-Linux-x86_64.sh


NOTE: You do not need root privileges to install Anaconda if you accept the default or select a user-writable install location such as ~/anaconda.

NOTE: If you choose the option to not add the Anaconda directory to your bash shell PATH environment variable, you may later add this line to the file .bashrc in your home directory, replacing the path with the path of your Anaconda binary directory and replacing “username” with your username: export PATH="/home/username/anaconda/bin:\$PATH"

Finally, close and re-open your terminal window.

## Linux Uninstall¶

Because Anaconda is contained in one directory, uninstalling Anaconda is simple – in your terminal window, remove the entire Anaconda directory: rm -rf ~/anaconda

## Windows Install¶

Download the Anaconda installer and double click it.

NOTE: If you encounter any issues during installation, please disable your anti-virus software.

TIP: The installer may also run in silent mode, without bringing up the graphical interface. To install Anaconda in this mode, type the following command into a command prompt, replacing the file name with the name of your downloaded install file:

Anaconda-2.3.0-Windows-x86_64.exe /S /D=C:\Anaconda


The /D option specifies the install location. Quotes are not allowed here, even if there are spaces in the install location. For example, instead of /D="C:\Program Files\Anaconda", use /D=C:\Program Files\Anaconda.

## Windows Uninstall¶

Click on “Add or remove Program” in the Control Panel, and select “Python 2.7 (Anaconda)”.

## Updating from older Anaconda versions¶

You can easily update to the latest Anaconda version by updating conda, then Anaconda as follows:

conda update conda
conda update anaconda