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The instructions below help you install a standalone Hummingbot instance from source on Linux-based machines.


  • Ubuntu 20.04 / Ubuntu 22.04 (recommended)
  • Debian 10 / 11
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM per instance
  • Storage: 3 GB HDD space per instance


On new Ubuntu instances, you may need to install the build-essentials package:

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y && sudo apt install -y build-essential

Miniconda / Anaconda

Hummingbot requires Python 3 and other libraries. To manage these dependencies, Hummingbot uses conda, an open source environment manager for Python. You can install conda using either Miniconda or Anaconda.

Download the installer for your environment and run it:

For example:


Follow the prompts on the installer screens. If you are unsure about any setting, accept the defaults. You can change them later.

To make the changes take effect, close and then re-open your terminal window.

Install Hummingbot

After you have installed the dependencies, run the following commands to install Hummingbot from source:

git clone
cd hummingbot
conda activate hummingbot


The conda activate hummingbot command should add a (hummingbot) label in front of your command line, which lets you know that you are inside the conda environment. If not, check if conda was installed correctly and reinstall if necessary.

Launch Hummingbot

From inside the conda environment, run the following command to launch Hummingbot:


You should see the Hummingbot welcome screen:

welcome screen

To get started with Hummingbot, check out the following docs:

If you need to run DEX bots, install Hummingbot Gateway.

Other Useful Commands

Update Hummingbot to latest master release

git pull origin master

Update Hummingbot to development branch

git pull origin development

Removed compiled files


Remove hummingbot conda environment