software for materials science

Installing Conda

Download and install the version of conda for your operating system from

For Windows, make sure it is the Miniconda3 installer, and simply double-click the exe file.

For Mac, run:

curl -o
bash -b

For Linux, run:

wget -O;
bash -b

Note that you may need to create a new terminal after this step in order for the environmental variables added by conda to be loaded.

(Optional) Create a conda environment

If you are working with many python packages, it is generally recommended you create a separate environment for each of your packages. For example:

conda create --name my_env python
source activate my_env  # OSX or Linux
activate my_env  # Windows