# Installing the LSST Science Pipelines¶

We offer a few ways of installing the LSST Science Pipelines. Choose an option below to get started.

Note

To install the LSST Simulation software, such as MAF, please follow the LSST Simulations documentation instead of these guides.

Conda installation
Install the Pipelines as an Anaconda/Miniconda binary package. This is the easiest installation option since no source compilation is required.
Source installation (newinstall.sh)
newinstall.sh allows you to build and install the LSST Science Pipelines from source. You can use your existing Python 2.7, or opt to use a built-in Miniconda.
lsstsw (and lsst-build) are the tools we use internally to build and test the LSST Science Pipelines. Use this installation option if you’re interested in developing the Science Pipelines since lsstsw presents the Pipelines as a directory of cloned repositories from github.com/lsst.