1. Install Python, Git and GPU drivers (optional)

You may need to install some additional libraries on Ubuntu Linux. These steps work on a clean install of Ubuntu Desktop 20.04, and should also work on Ubuntu 22.04 and 20.10, and on Ubuntu Server.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install python3-venv build-essential python3-dev git-all

If you have a CPU with an Intel Integrated Graphics Card, you can install the Intel Graphics Compute Runtime to enable inference on this device. The command for Ubuntu 20.04 is:

Note: Only execute this command if you do not yet have OpenCL drivers installed.

sudo apt-get install intel-opencl-icd

Also, please follow the instructions discussed here to ensure you enabled the right permissions.

See the documentation for other installation methods and instructions for other versions.

2. Create a Virtual Environment

Note: If you already installed openvino-dev and activated the anomalib_env environment, you can skip to Step 4. If you use Anaconda, please see the Conda guide.

python3 -m venv anomalib_env

3. Activate the Environment

source anomalib_env/bin/activate

4. Clone the Repository

git clone  https://github.com/openvinotoolkit/anomalib.git
cd anomalib

5. Install the Packages

This step installs OpenVINO and dependencies like Jupyter Lab. First, upgrade pip to the latest version. Then, install the required dependencies.

python -m pip install --upgrade pip
pip install wheel setuptools
pip install -r requirements.txt


  • The system default version of Python on Ubuntu 20.04 is Python 3.8, on Ubuntu 22.04 - 3.10. If you also installed other versions of Python, it is recommended to use the full path the to system default Python: /usr/bin/python3.8 -m venv anomalib_env on Ubuntu 20, /usr/bin/python3.10 -m venv anomalib_env on Ubuntu 22.

  • If you use Anaconda or Miniconda, see the Conda installation instructions.

  • On Ubuntu, if you see the error “libpython3.8m.so.1.0: cannot open shared object file: No such object or directory” please install the required package using apt install libpython3.8-dev.

  • On Ubuntu, if you see the error “OSError(‘sndfile library not found’) OSError: sndfile library not found” please install the required package using apt install libsndfile1.

  • On Ubuntu, if the GPU device is not found, please follow the instruction here to ensure you have installed the drivers and set the right permission. (https://github.com/openvinotoolkit/openvino_notebooks/discussions/540)