Hi everybody, I’ve been using Anaconda forever, but it’s my first login here on the forum.
I just started a new job, and they gave me a Mac pro to work with. I was reading about the new M1 processor and everything, I found this article particularly useful.
However, I still have one doubt about it. If I didn’t misunderstand, in the article they suggest using either Anaconda (with Rosetta2 translation), OR to install Miniforge, which sets conda-forge as default and only channel, in order to download packages compiled specifically for the M1.
My question is…can’t I just use Anaconda, and set conda-forge as the only installation channel, to get M1-compiled packages, like it would do with Miniforge?
Thanks for post and the answer to your question is now “Yes, you can just use Anaconda.” That article was written before we had an M1 Miniconda installer built and before we had a sufficient number of M1 packages in the repo.
We’ve now closed that gap and you can find a link to the latest Miniconda installer for M1 Macs, on our installers page, here: Miniconda — Conda documentation
Uh, that’s awesome to hear!
Ok, and just to be completely sure…from your answer, and from the fact the Anaconda page is still trying to make me download a file called “Anaconda3-2021.11-MacOSX-x86_64.pkg”, I assume that for the complete Anaconda distribution the M1 version is not available yet, right?
Absolutely right. M1/osx-arm64 support is still in flight for a few packages, but the goal is to wrap those up for the next Anaconda installer release.