The steps to use the OpenVINO notebooks with Anaconda are slightly different than with Python from an installer version. This is a modified installation guide for Anaconda. It has been tested with Miniconda on Windows 10. If you run into an issue with these steps, please let us know.

On Windows, these steps should be executed inside an Anaconda Prompt (open Anaconda Prompt from the start menu, or press Windows-S and start typing Anaconda). Use the regular Anaconda Prompt, not the Powershell prompt.

Step 1: Clone the Repository

git clone

Step 2: Create a Conda Environment with Python 3.8

In this tutorial, we use Python 3.8. If you want to use a higher version, that is also possible.

cd anomalib
conda create -n anomalib_env python=3.8

Step 3: Activate the Environment

conda activate anomalib_env

Step 4: Install the Packages

Install OpenVINO, Jupyter, and other required packages to run the notebooks.

# Upgrade pip to the latest version to ensure compatibility with all dependencies
python -m pip install --upgrade pip
pip install .[full]

Step 5 [Optional]: Add the OpenVINO library to your PATH


This step is only for Windows. Skip this step for macOS and Linux.

Depending on your Conda installation, this step may be required at the moment for conda environments on Windows. In a future OpenVINO version this should no longer be necessary.

The command below assumes that Miniconda is installed in the default location: C:\Users\<username>\Minoconda3, where <username> is your Windows username. If you installed Anaconda, replace Miniconda3 with Anaconda3. If you installed Anaconda or Minoconda in a different location, you can run python -c "import os,sys;print(os.path.dirname(sys.executable))" to find the path to anomalib_env.

Note that at the moment you need to run this command again if you open a new Anaconda Prompt to run the notebooks. You can add this folder to your PATH for every command prompt you open, by following these steps on Microsoft’s website. Note however, that this may cause issues if you have multiple OpenVINO versions installed.

set PATH=C:\Users\<username>\Miniconda3\envs\anomalib_env\Lib\site-packages\openvino\libs;%PATH%