Step 1: Download Python 3.+:
We strongly recommend that you follow the screens below step by step. Paying particular attention to Step 3 in the installation process. Visit the Anaconda website on your internet browser, such as Firefox or Chrome, and scroll to the bottom of the page. Here, click on the 64-Bit Graphical Installer under the Windows Python 3.+ menu. Our screenshot below shows python 3.8, but any latest python 3.+ version will work with our instructions and the institute.
You can ignore this. Just close this screen and wait for your donwload to finish.
Step 2: Run Anaconda Installer
After the download has completed, if it doesn’t open automatically, double-click on the installer file you just saved on your computer. Click
Accept the license by clicking
Install Anaconda only for yourself by choosing the just for me radio button. Click
Choose the location to install anaconda (the default is fine). Click
Step 3: Run Anaconda Installer Part 2: BE CAREFUL WITH THIS OPTION!
This step is so that you will be able to run anaconda directly from your terminal.
On the Advanced Installation Options page, select BOTH boxes: “Add Anaconda to my PATH environment variable” and “Register Anaconda as my default Python”. Then click
The installation may take a while, so go grab a snack or check your email:
When installation is completed, the window will list the location of the Anaconda installer. Click
Install Microsoft VSCode. If it is already installed, click
This is the final window. You can uncheck all the boxes and click
Step 4: Check if Anaconda and Python are successfully installed
Open a Windows terminal. You can open the terminal by pressing windows + R to open the
Run box. Type
cmd and then click
OK to open the Command Prompt. Once it is open, type
python and press enter on your keyboard. The terminal should print something like:
~$ python Python 3.7.7 (default, May 6 2020, 04:59:01) [Clang 4.0.1 (tags/RELEASE_401/final)] :: Anaconda, Inc. on darwin Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information. >>>
exit() to leave Python.