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Anaconda Install

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.

Windows Install

Download the Anaconda installer and double click it. Follow the prompts to install to the default location.

NOTE: Do not install as Administrator unless admin privileges are required.

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

Windows Uninstall

In the Control Panel, click on “Add or remove program” and select “Python 3.5 (Anaconda)” or your version of Python.

OS X Install

  1. Download the Anaconda installer and double click it. Answer the prompts on the Introduction, Read Me, and License screens.
  2. On the Destination Select screen, choose “Install for me only.”

NOTE: If you get the message “You cannot install Anaconda in this location”, reselect “Install for me only”.


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  1. On “Installation Type” you may choose to install in another location. Standard install will put Anaconda in your user home directory.

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NOTE: Advanced users may select “customize” to not add Anaconda to the bash PATH:


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  1. Click the Install button.

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:

bash ~/Downloads/Anaconda3-2.4.0-Linux-x86_64.sh

NOTE: Replace ~/Downloads with your actual path and Anaconda3-2.4.0-Linux-x86_64.sh with your actual file name.

NOTE: Accept the default location or select a user-writable install location such as ~/anaconda.

NOTE: Install Anaconda as a local user unless root privileges are required.

Follow the prompts on the installer screens, and if unsure about any setting, simply accept the defaults, as they can all be changed later.

NOTE: If you select 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:

export PATH="/home/username/anaconda/bin:$PATH"

NOTE: Replace /home/username/anaconda with your actual path.

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

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

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