Conda is a Package Manager

Install Miniconda 3 on Linux

Download the latest version of the Miniconda installer (Python 3) from

Verify Download


Ensure output matches the SHA256 is listed on the website.

Run Installer


Accept defaults. I do not run conda init and prefer to add the following aliases to ~/.bash_aliases instead:

alias ca='source ~/Programs/miniconda3/bin/activate'
alias ce='conda deactivate'

Save an environment’s package list

conda list --export > package-list.txt

Reinstall packages from an exported package list file

conda create -n myenv --file package-list.txt