Note: as of mid 2017, the information presented in this thread is out of date. Refer to https://pipelines.lsst.io/ for current information on installing the LSST stack.
I did a short talk this morning for the DESC simulations group (thanks to Chris Walter for the invitation!), on getting the LSST stack binaries using the unofficial conda packages. This is one of the few contributed methods to install the LSST stack (the others I know of being Fabio's CernVMFS systems, and AndyC's docker containers).
The screencast has been uploaded to:
and it covers basics of Anaconda/Miniconda/Conda, setting up the LSST conda channel, installing the LSST stack binaries with the
conda package manager, and running a MAF notebook with the installed stack.
For short instructions on using getting conda-packaged binaries for LSST, look at https://gist.github.com/mjuric/1e097f2781bc503954c6.
Hope you find it useful (and feel free to report bugs/ask questions here)!