First, open up your Environment configuration screen.

Second, install bzip2 via apt-get.

Third, switch to the postIntall script and paste the following to install Miniconda3:

set -ex

# conda installer
export PATH=/opt/conda/bin:$PATH
curl -O$install
bash $install -b -p /opt/conda
rm $install

You can then install packages via conda , e.g., conda install numpy .

To install Miniconda2, switch the install  line to

Where will this be useful? 

 In multi-language environments, or environments where conda isn't pre-installed. Conda can reduce a lot of installation headaches. 

You can also use Conda to install languages, and packages for those languages, by adding additional conda channels, e.g.:

conda install -c r -y r-ggplot2 r-lattice r-mass
conda clean --yes --all

This script will install R and the R packages ggplot2 , lattice , and MASS .
The -y flag tells conda to choose 'yes' whenever choosing between yes and no.
conda clean --yes --all  removes caches and tarballs, making your container smaller and faster.

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