Anaconda Distribution

Open Data Science Core

Anaconda® is a package manager, an environment manager, a Python distribution, and a collection of over 1,000+ open source packages. It is free and easy to install, and it offers free community support.

Get the Anaconda Cheat Sheet and then download Anaconda.

Don’t want the huge collection of 1,000+ software packages? Get Miniconda.

Anaconda Navigator or conda?

After you install Anaconda or Miniconda, if you prefer a desktop graphical user interface (GUI) then use Navigator. If you prefer to use a terminal or Anaconda prompt, then use conda. You can also switch between them.

You can install, remove or update any Anaconda package with a few clicks in Navigator, or with a single conda command in Anaconda Prompt or a terminal window.

To try Navigator, after installing Anaconda, click the Navigator icon on your operating system’s program menu, or in a terminal or Anaconda prompt run the command anaconda-navigator.

To try conda, after installing Anaconda or Miniconda, take the 30-minute conda test drive, download a conda cheat sheet and see Using conda for fun things to do with conda.

Packages available in Anaconda

  • Over 150 packages are automatically installed with Anaconda.
  • Over 250 additional open source packages can be individually installed from the Anaconda repository with the conda install command.
  • Thousands of other packages are available from Anaconda Cloud.
  • You can download other packages using the pip install command that is installed with Anaconda. Pip packages provide many of the features of conda packages and in most cases they can work together.
  • You can also make your own custom packages using the conda build command, and you can share them with others by uploading them to Anaconda Cloud, PyPi or other repositories.

Previous versions

Previous versions of Anaconda are available in the archive. For a list of packages included in each previous version, see Old package lists.

Anaconda2 includes Python 2.7 and Anaconda3 includes Python 3.6. However, it does not matter which one you download, because you can create new environments that include any version of Python packaged with conda. See Managing Python with conda.

Product archive

The following Anaconda products have been replaced and are no longer available to new users. Documentation for these products is available for existing users only:

Also, the former Anaconda product IOPro was open sourced.

Older versions of some of these components required license installation.

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