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Install Hummingbot from Source

Re-compiling files

If you make changes to the code, make sure to re-compile the code with ./compile to ensure that any changes to Cython files are compiled before running Hummingbot

You can install Source and Hummingbot by selecting the following options below:

  • Scripts: download and use automated install scripts
  • Manual: run install commands manually


Supported versions: 16.04 LTS, 18.04 LTS, 19.04

# 1) Download install script

# 2) Enable script permissions
chmod a+x

# 3) Run installation
# 1) Install dependencies
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y build-essential

# 2) Install Miniconda3

# 3) Reload .bashrc to register "conda" command
exec bash

# 4) Clone Hummingbot
git clone

# 5) Install Hummingbot
cd hummingbot && ./clean && ./install

# 6) Activate environment and compile code
conda activate hummingbot && ./compile

# 7) Start Hummingbot


Xcode command line tools

Running Hummingbot on macOS requires Xcode and Xcode command line tools.

xcode-select --install


Hummingbot requires Python 3 and other Python libraries. To manage these dependencies, Hummingbot uses Anaconda, an open-source environment, and package manager for Python that is the current industry standard for data scientists and data engineers.

To install Anaconda, go to the Anaconda site and download the Python 3.7 installer for your operating system. Both the graphical installer and the command line installer will work. Run the installer, and it will guide you through the installation process.

Afterward, open a Terminal window and try the conda command. If the command is valid, then Anaconda has been successfully installed, even if the graphical installer says that it failed.


If you use ZSH or another Unix shell, copy the code snippet below to your .zshrc or similar file. By default, Anaconda only adds it to your .bash_profile file. This makes the conda command available in your root path.

__conda_setup="$(CONDA_REPORT_ERRORS=false '/anaconda3/bin/conda' shell.bash hook 2> /dev/null)"
if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then
    \eval "$__conda_setup"
    if [ -f "/anaconda3/etc/profile.d/" ]; then
        . "/anaconda3/etc/profile.d/"
        CONDA_CHANGEPS1=false conda activate base
        \export PATH="/anaconda3/bin:$PATH"
unset __conda_setup


# 1) Clone Hummingbot repo
git clone

# 2) Navigate into the hummingbot folder
cd hummingbot

# 3) Run install script

# 4) Activate the environment
conda activate hummingbot

# 5) Compile

# 6) Run Hummingbot


As Hummingbot is optimized for UNIX-based environments, install Windows Subsystem for Linux in order to deploy an Ubuntu environment in your Windows machine.

Afterwards, follow the Linux/Ubuntu instructions above.

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