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Anaconda Install

Linux Install

These instructions explain how to install Anaconda on a Linux system.

After downloading the Anaconda installer, open a terminal and navigate to the directory or folder where the installer has been saved. From here, run the following command, replacing the 2.x.x in the command with the version number of the downloaded installer file:

bash Anaconda-2.x.x-Linux-x86[_64].sh

After accepting the license terms, you will be asked to specify the install location (which defaults to ~/anaconda).

Note

You do NOT need root privileges to install Anaconda, if you select a user writable install location, such as ~/anaconda

After the self extraction is finished, you should add the anaconda binary directory to your PATH environment variable.

As all of Anaconda is contained in a single directory, uninstalling Anaconda is easy (you simply remove the entire install location directory).

Mac Install

These instructions, explain how to install Anaconda on a 64-bit Mac OSX (10.5 and higher) system.

Download the Mac OS X Anaconda installer, and double click it to install.

Due to a bug in the Mac OS X installer software, 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.”

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To fix this, just click the “Install for me only” button with the house icon, and the installation will work again.

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The installer package will automatically modify your bash profile to add anaconda to your PATH. If you do not want it to do this, you can choose “Customize” at the “Installation Type” phase.

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Then deselect the “Modify PATH” option.

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As all of Anaconda is contained in a single directory, uninstalling Anaconda is easy (you simply remove the entire install location directory, ~/anaconda).

Windows Install

These instructions explain how to install Anaconda on a Windows system.

After downloading the Anaconda installer, double click on the installer application icon and run it.

Follow the instructions in the installer.

The installer is also capable of running in silent mode, without bringing up the graphical interface. To install Anaconda, type the following command into a command prompt:

> Anaconda-2.x.x-Windows-x86[_64].exe /S /D=C:\Anaconda

The /D option specifies the install location.

Note

If you encounter any issues, please try disabling your anti-virus software.

Linux/OSX Uninstall

As all of Anaconda is contained in a single directory, uninstalling Anaconda is simple (you simply remove the entire install location directory):

rm -rf ~/anaconda

Windows Uninstall

As of version 1.4, Anaconda supports uninstall using the standard Windows mechanism. Click on “Add or remove Program” in the Control Panel, and select “Python 2.7 (Anaconda)”.

Updating from older Anaconda versions

If you currently have Anaconda 1.2.0 or later installed, you can easily update to the latest Anaconda version by typing:

conda update conda
conda update anaconda