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Installing python on Mac with Anaconda

Go to and use the standard installer. Yes it's big, but it's the easiest and smoothest way for a beginner.

  • Always know where your python executable is (which python in terminal) and configure your PATH!
  • I would not recommend beginner to install python with Homebrew --> brew cask install anaconda will want to install the python distribution in /usr/local but conda was designed to be installed in $HOME --> this could lead to unpredictable behaviour!