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Instructions on How to Install Python via Anaconda

To take our Python workshop, you will need to download and install Anaconda. This guide will show you how to install Anaconda on a Windows machine. There are pictures to accompany the guide to help you through each step, including installation. For a video guide, check out these by Software Carpentry for Windows and Mac.

How to Install Anaconda

Step 1: First, you want to head to You should see the image below.

Step 2: Click the download button. It will show the operating system's icon that you are using next to the word "download." If it doesn't, click underneath the download button to get additional installers. Please be patient as the download can take some time.

Step 3: Go to your downloads and double-click on the newly downloaded file to start the installation process. You will see an installer similar to the second image below. It may take a little while for the installer to boot up.

Step 4: Click next to get to the license agreement. On this page, read the license agreement carefully and then click "I agree" to move on.

Step 5: Next you will select your installation type. Select "Just Me (recommended)" and click next.

Step 6: Next, you will choose an installer location. We suggest using the location that the installer suggests. Click next.

Step 7: Check the boxes next to "Create start menu shortcuts" and "Register Anaconda3 as my default Python 3.11." We do not recommend adding Anaconda3 to the PATH on Windows machines.

Step 8: The installation will begin and may take a while, so be patient. Once the installation is complete, click next.

Step 9: Click next.

Step 10: Check both of the boxes and click "Finish" to launch the Anaconda Navigator.

Step 11: Once the Navigator has launched, you'll be prompted to sign in or create an account. Click "Sign Up" to create an account.

Step 12: Complete the sign-up by either logging in with your UO Microsoft account, Google account, GitHub account, or email. 

Now you're ready to start the workshop!