Installing conda packages

For more information about using the conda package manager in a Terminal or Anaconda Prompt, see the conda documentation.

You can also use the graphical interface Anaconda Navigator to install conda packages with just a few clicks.

Open an Anaconda Prompt (Windows) or Terminal window (macOS or Linux) and do the following:

Installing a conda package

Enter the command:

conda install package-name

NOTE: Replace package-name with your package name.

Installing specific versions of conda packages

Include the desired version number or its prefix after the package name:

conda install package-name=2.3.4

NOTE: Replace package-name with your package name. Replace 2.3.4 with the desired version number.

To specify only a major version, run:

conda install package-name=2

NOTE: Replace package-name with your package name. Replace 2 with the desired version number.

These commands install into the environment that is currently active. To install into a named environment, run:

conda install package-name=2.3.4 -n some-environment

NOTE: Replace package-name with your package name. Replace 2.3.4 with the desired version number. Replace some-environment with your environment name.

If the package is specific to a Python version, conda uses the version installed in the current or named environment. For details on versions, dependencies and channels, see Conda FAQ and Conda Troubleshooting.

Installing packages on a non-networked (air gapped) computer

To directly install a conda package from your local computer, run:

conda install /package-path/package-filename.tar.bz2

NOTE: Replace package-path and package-filename.tar.bz2 with your actual path and filename.

Conda installs packages into the anaconda/pkgs directory.

To install a .tar file containing many conda packages, run the following command:

conda install /packages-path/packages-filename.tar

NOTE: Replace package-path and package-filename.tar with your actual path and filename.

If conda cannot find the file, try using an absolute path name instead of a relative path name.

NOTE: Installing packages directly from the file does not resolve dependencies. If your installed package does not work, it may have missing dependencies that need to be resolved manually.

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