Miniconda is a free minimal installer for conda. It is a small, bootstrap version of Anaconda that includes only conda, Python, the packages they depend on, and a small number of other useful packages, including pip, zlib and a few others. Use the conda install command to install 720+ additional conda packages from the Anaconda repository.

See if Miniconda is right for you.

System requirements

  • License: Free use and redistribution under the terms of the EULA for Miniconda.
  • Operating system: Windows 8 or newer, 64-bit macOS 10.13+, or Linux, including Ubuntu, RedHat, CentOS 7+, and others.
  • If your operating system is older than what is currently supported, you can find older versions of the Miniconda installers in our archive that might work for you.
  • System architecture: Windows- 64-bit x86, 32-bit x86; macOS- 64-bit x86 & Apple M1 (ARM64); Linux- 64-bit x86, 64-bit aarch64 (AWS Graviton2), 64-bit IBM Power8/Power9, s390x (Linux on IBM Z & LinuxONE).
  • The linux-aarch64 Miniconda installer requires glibc >=2.26 and thus will not work with CentOS 7, Ubuntu 16.04, or Debian 9 (“stretch”).
  • Minimum 400 MB disk space to download and install.

On Windows, macOS, and Linux, it is best to install Miniconda for the local user, which does not require administrator permissions and is the most robust type of installation. However, if you need to, you can install Miniconda system wide, which does require administrator permissions.

Windows installers

Python version Name Size SHA256 hash
Python 3.9 Miniconda3 Windows 64-bit 70.4 MiB 6013152b169c2c2d4bcd75bb03a1b8bf208b8545d69116a59351af695d9a0081
Python 3.8 Miniconda3 Windows 64-bit 69.8 MiB 29d8d1720034df262b079514e5f200140f7303b37bfe90ae8a2b40b8f294d2d8
Python 3.7 Miniconda3 Windows 64-bit 68.1 MiB 0b4890b2b1782c91ae2de2f77a2f6c5cecb9b54729565771f5301c1fc60fa024
Python 3.9 Miniconda3 Windows 32-bit 66.5 MiB 12a3a7e8aab7a974705ea4ee5bfc44f7c733241dd1b022f8012cbd42309b8472
Python 3.8 Miniconda3 Windows 32-bit 65.6 MiB df115c77915519a9a4de9c04ca26f81703be6ac0344762023557fc7659659ac0
Python 3.7 Miniconda3 Windows 32-bit 64.2 MiB 64a18114bc66aaa73f431ef8ca1edc7b16ad5564a16e18f13e1a69272d85ca5d

macOS installers

Python version Name Size SHA256 hash
Python 3.9 Miniconda3 macOS 64-bit bash 55.2 MiB 7717253055e7c09339cd3d0815a0b1986b9138dcfcb8ec33b9733df32dd40eaa
  Miniconda3 macOS 64-bit pkg 61.9 MiB d3e63d7e8aa3ffb7b095e0b984db47309bb1cb1ec2138f5e6a96a34173671451
  Miniconda3 macOS Apple M1 ARM 64-bit bash 55.2 MiB 7d3d6e695e62651a2473425b84762b1c1b819a97a2c4419b2b60ae94cab8381b
  Miniconda3 macOS Apple M1 ARM 64-bit pkg 63.2 MiB 66e5eab94e950ed3afbdf6ee2b0b44e9bf1efdc894d1fd5b8294a4cdade9f118
Python 3.8 Miniconda3 macOS 64-bit bash 55.7 MiB e13a4590879638197b0c506768438406b07de614911610e314f8c78133915b1c
  Miniconda3 macOS 64-bit pkg 62.4 MiB 3ca9720a2b47fbbff529057fd4ec8781a23cb825eec289b487dfa040b7ae8e25
  Miniconda3 macOS Apple M1 ARM 64-bit bash 55.6 MiB 21faf85f8e4278e528025f1f15e3dff1503693953814c64754a7f93df680be5c
  Miniconda3 macOS Apple M1 ARM 64-bit pkg 63.5 MiB 724f94292293c3cbfa7c8c97a8ce40e18023f34e0eccb093d6d90113e331c8ad
Python 3.7 Miniconda3 macOS 64-bit bash 63.5 MiB c3a863eb85ad7035e5578684509b0b8387e8eb93c022495ab987baac3df6ef41
  Miniconda3 macOS 64-bit pkg 70.2 MiB e28d2edb8d79b884f9f35479d35635b2d3d415f3af634b39043aff4ed14a0458

Linux installers

Python version Name Size SHA256 hash
Python 3.9 Miniconda3 Linux 64-bit 72.2 MiB 4ee9c3aa53329cd7a63b49877c0babb49b19b7e5af29807b793a76bdb1d362b4
  Miniconda3 Linux-aarch64 64-bit 74.4 MiB 00c7127a8a8d3f4b9c2ab3391c661239d5b9a88eafe895fd0f3f2a8d9c0f4556
  Miniconda3 Linux-ppc64le 64-bit 73.5 MiB 8ee1f8d17ef7c8cb08a85f7d858b1cb55866c06fcf7545b98c3b82e4d0277e66
  Miniconda3 Linux-s390x 64-bit 68.2 MiB e5e5e89cdcef9332fe632cd25d318cf71f681eef029a24495c713b18e66a8018
Python 3.8 Miniconda3 Linux 64-bit 71.7 MiB 4bb91089ecc5cc2538dece680bfe2e8192de1901e5e420f63d4e78eb26b0ac1a
  Miniconda3 Linux-aarch64 64-bit 63.6 MiB 607549f9f9c5c703be850fa3025e845656d275d8226b679faf3b1c1813c692ce
  Miniconda3 Linux-ppc64le 64-bit 65.2 MiB 2f606bd65ffe76a7866bc445d96105d0a15b7447e59e4317d2e017f7786272d0
  Miniconda3 Linux-s390x 64-bit 67.8 MiB f70343824949d45e19d96664cd6fa9893583ea61cce0eb3adf5606f4d453bd18
Python 3.7 Miniconda3 Linux 64-bit 98.9 MiB 745c99af2cb0d0e0f43c7ed1a3417ff4d5118eafb501518120ea30361f1bb8f6
  Miniconda3 Linux-aarch64 64-bit 100.9 MiB 736bd228d336f4b2d16cdc94f2e08a5c80c18dc42b0edfc59fe3f66ffb93a87d
  Miniconda3 Linux-ppc64le 64-bit 101.0 MiB 041ba0d993398200b3e7f88aee862a23a7cb4ca8ddafbc9d74f8aabb0a5747db
  Miniconda3 Linux-s390x 64-bit 95.2 MiB b05a2be21e83cedc1350d5895ed8639f21f6a7fc7d36b3cb4f18e1df3f49b03e

Other resources

These Miniconda installers contain the conda package manager and Python. Once Miniconda is installed, you can use the conda command to install any other packages and create environments, etc. For example:

$ conda install numpy
$ conda create -n py3k anaconda python=3

There are two variants of the installer: Miniconda is Python 2 based and Miniconda3 is Python 3 based. Note that the choice of which Miniconda is installed only affects the root environment. Regardless of which version of Miniconda you install, you can still install both Python 2.x and Python 3.x environments.

The other difference is that the Python 3 version of Miniconda will default to Python 3 when creating new environments and building packages. So for instance, the behavior of:

$ conda create -n myenv python

will be to install Python 2.7 with the Python 2 Miniconda and to install Python 3.8 with the Python 3 Miniconda. You can override the default by explicitly setting python=2 or python=3. It also determines the default value of CONDA_PY when using conda build.


If you already have Miniconda or Anaconda installed, and you just want to upgrade, you should not use the installer. Just use conda update.

For instance:

$ conda update conda

will update conda.