Installing on macOS#
If you use the .pkg installer for Miniconda, be aware that those installers may skip the Destination Select page which will cause the installation to fail. If the installer skips this page, click "Change Install Location..." on the Installation Type page and choose a location for your install, then click Continue.
Download the installer:
Miniconda---In your terminal window, run:
Follow the prompts on the installer screens.
If you are unsure about any setting, accept the defaults. You can change them later.
To make the changes take effect, close and then re-open your terminal window.
Test your installation. In your terminal window or Anaconda Prompt, run the command
conda list. A list of installed packages appears if it has been installed correctly.
Installing in silent mode#
The following instructions are for Miniconda. For Anaconda,
Miniconda in all of the commands.
To run the silent installation of Miniconda for macOS or Linux, specify the -b and -p arguments of the bash installer. The following arguments are supported:
-b: Batch mode with no PATH modifications to shell scripts. Assumes that you agree to the license agreement. Does not edit shell scripts such as
-p: Installation prefix/path.
-f: Force installation even if prefix
wget https://repo.anaconda.com/miniconda/Miniconda3-latest-MacOSX-x86_64.sh -O ~/miniconda.sh bash ~/miniconda.sh -b -p $HOME/miniconda
The installer prompts “Do you wish the installer to initialize Miniconda3 by running
conda init?” We recommend “yes”.
If you enter “no”, then conda will not modify your shell scripts at all. In order to initialize after the installation process is done, first run
source <path to conda>/bin/activate and then run
macOS Catalina (and later)
If you are on macOS Catalina (or later versions), the default shell is zsh. You will instead need to run
source <path to conda>/bin/activate followed by
conda init zsh (to explicitly select the type of shell to initialize).
Updating Anaconda or Miniconda#
Open a terminal window.
Navigate to the
conda update conda.
Uninstalling Anaconda or Miniconda#
Open a terminal window.
Remove the entire Miniconda install directory with:
rm -rf ~/miniconda
~/.bash_profileto remove the Miniconda directory from your PATH environment variable.
Remove the following hidden file and folders that may have been created in the home directory:
rm -rf ~/.condarc ~/.conda ~/.continuum