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Anaconda Distribution (Python 3.6)


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 3/31/2019.

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.

Anaconda Distribution contains conda and Anaconda Navigator. You can try both conda and Navigator to see which is right for you to manage your packages and environments. You can even switch between them, and the work you do with one can be viewed in the other.

Download the Anaconda Cheat Sheet (48 KB PDF) for a quick guide to using Anaconda.

Package Defaults

Anaconda Python:

  • will install for all users
  • will not be added to the path
  • will be registered as the default Python
  • will install to $ChocolateyToolsLocation\Anaconda3 (i.e. C:\Tools\Anaconda3 by default)

You can change any of the defaults with package parameters:

  • /JustMe - Install for only the current user.
  • /AddToPath - Add Anaconda Python to the path.
  • /DoNotRegister - Do not register Anaconda Python as the default Python.
  • /D:(path) - Choose another, existing, parent directory to place the 'Anaconda3' directory.
Example :

choco install anaconda3 --params '"/AddToPath /D:c:\MyTools"'

To install Anaconda Distribution (Python 3.6), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install anaconda3 --version 2018.12

To upgrade Anaconda Distribution (Python 3.6), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade anaconda3 --version 2018.12


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $InstallArgs = @{
       packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
       softwareName  = 'Anaconda3'
       fileType      = 'EXE'
       url           = ''
       url64bit      = ''
       checksum      = '3f2955c1874ca452b985627a10859f6906eb21d4f6a4c055b78049cf6822b46d'
       checksum64    = '09d84a789013d5e2bfb0148bdd9f5d69a6baa2127edabb9a8e50e77c6fc57ecc'
       checksumType  = 'sha256'
       validExitCodes= @(0)
    $ToolsDir   = Get-ToolsLocation
    $pp = Get-PackageParameters
    if (!$pp['JustMe']) { $T = 'AllUsers' } 
    else { 
       Write-Host 'You have opted to install for the current user only.' -ForegroundColor Cyan
       $T = 'JustMe'
    if (!$pp['DoNotRegister']) { $R = '1' } 
    else { 
       Write-Host 'You have opted to NOT register this installation of Python.' -ForegroundColor Cyan
       $R = '0'
    if (!$pp['AddToPath']) { $P = '0' } 
    else { 
       Write-Host 'You have opted to add Anaconda Python to the path.' -ForegroundColor Cyan
       $P = '1'
    if (!$pp['D']) {
        $D = Join-Path $ToolsDir 'Anaconda3'
    } else {
        if (!(Test-Path $pp['D'])) {
            Write-Error "`nThe destination ('/D') parameter, '$($pp['D'])' is not an available path!"
        } else {
           Write-Host "You wish to install to the path: $($pp['D'])" -ForegroundColor Cyan
           $D = Join-Path $pp['D'] 'Anaconda3'
    $InstallArgs.add('silentArgs',"/S /InstallationType=$T /RegisterPython=$R /AddToPath=$P /D=$D")
    Write-Warning 'The Anaconda3 installation can take a long time (up to 30 minutes).'
    Write-Warning 'Please be patient and let it finish.'
    Write-Warning 'If you want to verify the install is running, you can watch the installer process in Task Manager'
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @InstallArgs

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Anaconda
  • Inc.


© Copyright 2015, Anaconda, Inc.


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Anaconda Distribution (Python 3.x) 2019.03 13696 Thursday, April 11, 2019 approved
Anaconda Distribution (Python 3.6) 2018.12 11949 Saturday, December 29, 2018 approved
Anaconda Distribution (Python 3.6) 5.3.1 6782 Friday, November 30, 2018 approved
Anaconda Distribution (Python 3.6) 5.3.0 4078 Thursday, October 4, 2018 approved
Anaconda Distribution (Python 3.6) 1330 Thursday, September 20, 2018 approved
anaconda3 5.1.0 8536 Wednesday, May 16, 2018 approved
anaconda3 5.0.1 18471 Wednesday, November 8, 2017 approved
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