Getting started with anaconda

Installation or Setup

Detailed instructions on getting anaconda set up or installed.

Install Anaconda for macOS using command line

Go to the DOWNLOAD ANACONDA NOW page. Beneath the “Graphical Installer” buttons for Anaconda for macOS, there are command-line text links for Python versions 2.7 and 3.6.

Download the command line installer for Anaconda with Python 2.7 or Anaconda with Python 3.6.

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Python 2.7: Open the Terminal.app or iTerm2 terminal application and enter the following:

bash ~/Downloads/Anaconda2-4.3.0-MacOSX-x86_64.sh

Or for Python 3.6 enter the following:

bash ~/Downloads/Anaconda3-4.3.0-MacOSX-x86_64.sh

NOTE: You should include the bash command regardless of whether you are actually using the bash shell.

NOTE: Replace ~/Downloads with your actual path and Anaconda3-4.3.0-MacOSX-x86_64.sh with your actual file name.

The output of a successful installation will include the messages “Installation finished.” and “Thank you for installing Anaconda!”

When your install is complete, begin using Anaconda with the instructions in What’s next?