Microsoft Visual Studio Code (VS Code)

Anaconda Distribution offers Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Microsoft’s lightweight and fast open source code editor.

VS Code is free for both private and commercial use, runs on Windows, macOS and Linux, and includes support for linting, debugging, task running, version control and Git integration, IntelliSense code completion and conda environments.

VS Code is openly extensible and many extensions are available. When you install VS Code with Anaconda it comes with the Python Extension for Visual Studio Code for editing Python code, and the RedHat YAML extension for editing YAML files such as conda configuration files.

When installing Anaconda, you may select whether to install VS Code. VS Code is not offered during silent mode Anaconda installs, but you can easily install VS Code after the Anaconda install completes.

The Anaconda Linux installer will offer to install VS Code if your Linux distribution is in this list and at or above these versions:

Distribution Version
CentOS 7
Debian 8
Fedora* 23
openSUSE 42.1
Ubuntu 14.04

NOTE: * On modern Fedora systems, the compat package needs to be installed using libxcrypt-compat.


In Anaconda Navigator version 1.7 or higher, use the VS Code tile on the home screen to install or launch VS Code.



When you launch VS Code from Navigator, VS Code is configured to use the Python interpreter in the currently selected environment.

In addition to VS Code, Anaconda fully supports Spyder, Jupyter Notebook, and other IDEs.