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


Supported versions:

  • Ubuntu 18.04 / Ubuntu 20.04 (recommended)
  • Debian 10 / 11


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.

Afterwards, run the conda command from your path:


You should see a response similar to:

usage: conda [-h] [-V] command ...

conda is a tool for managing and deploying applications, environments and packages.


positional arguments:
    clean        Remove unused packages and caches.
    compare      Compare packages between conda environments.

Install Hummingbot

After you have installed the dependencies, follow the steps below to install Hummingbot from source:

Clone repo

Clone the repo or download the source code from Github and navigate to the folder:

git clone
cd hummingbot

Install environment

Next, run the install script that installs a hummingbot conda environment with the Python dependencies:


Active environment

Activate the conda environment:

conda activate hummingbot

This step should add a (hummingbot) label in front of your command line, which lets you know that you are inside the conda environment.

Compile source code

From inside the conda environment, run the script that compiles the Cython files in the Hummingbot codebase. Certain Hummingbot modules are written in Cython, which compiles down to lower-level C, to boost performance.


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

Clone the Hummingbot repo

git clone

Run the install script


Compile Hummmingbot

conda activate hummingbot


Start Hummingbot

conda activate hummingbot


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