# Install directions¶

This section covers the basics of how to download and install TomoPy.

## Installing from Conda¶

If you only want to run TomoPy, not develop it, then you should install through Conda, our supported package and environment manager. Conda can install TomoPy and its dependencies for you.

First, you must have Conda installed.

Next, install TomoPy and all its runtime dependencies into a new Conda environment called tomopy by running:

$conda create --name tomopy --channel conda-forge tomopy  Use this TomoPy installation by activating this environment: $ conda activate tomopy


## Updating the installation¶

TomoPy is an active project, so we suggest you update your installation frequently. To update the installation, activate the Conda environment containing TomoPy and run:

\$ conda update --channel conda-forge tomopy


For some more information about using Conda, please refer to the docs.

## Build from Source¶

Please read the development guide for directions on how to build TomoPy from the source code.