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Anaconda is the most popular python data science and machine learning platform, used for large-scale data processing, predictive analytics, and scientific computing. Anaconda distribution ships with more than 1,000 data packages, the conda command-line tool, and with a desktop graphical user interface called Anaconda Navigator.
This tutorial will guide you through the steps of downloading and installing Anaconda Python Distribution on Ubuntu
Let’s get to it:
1. Retrieve the Latest Version of Anaconda
From a web browser, go to the Anaconda Downloads page, Find the latest version and copy the installer bash script
2. Download the Anaconda Bash Script
Logged into your Ubuntu 18.04 server as a sudo non-root user(open your terminal), move into the
/tmp directory and use
curl to download the link you copied from the Anaconda website:
$ cd /tmp$ curl -O https://repo.anaconda.com/archive/Anaconda3-5.2.0-Linux-x86_64.sh
3. Verify the Data Integrity of the Installer
Ensure the integrity of the installer with cryptographic hash verification through SHA-256 checksum:
$ sha256sum Anaconda3-5.2.0-Linux-x86_64.sh
You should see an output like the following
Make sure the hash printed from the command above matches the one available at the Anaconda with Python 3 on 64-bit Linux page for your appropriate Anaconda version.
4. Run the Anaconda Script
$ bash Anaconda3-5.2.0-Linux-x86_64.sh
You’ll receive the following output to review the license agreement by pressing
ENTERuntil you reach the end.
OutputWelcome to Anaconda3 5.2.0
In order to continue the installation process, please review the license
Please, press ENTER to continue
Do you approve the license terms? [yes|no]
When you get to the end of the license, type
yes as long as you agree to the license to complete the installation.
5. Complete Installation Process
Once you agree to the license, you will be prompted to choose the location of the installation. You can press
ENTER to accept the default location or specify a different location.
OutputAnaconda3 will now be installed into this location:
- Press ENTER to confirm the location
- Press CTRL-C to abort the installation
- Or specify a different location below
At this point, the installation will proceed. Note that the installation process takes some time.
6. Select Options
Once the installation is complete, you’ll receive the following output:
Do you wish the installer to prepend the Anaconda3 install location
to PATH in your /home/tola/.bashrc ? [yes|no]
It is recommended that you type
yes to use the
Next, you will be prompted to download the Visual Studio Code, which you can learn more about from the official VSCode website.
yes to install and
no to decline.
7. Activate Installation
You can now activate the installation with the following command:
$ source ~/.bashrc
8. Test Installation
conda the command to test the installation and activation:
$ conda list
To display information about current conda install type:
$ conda info
9. Updating Anaconda
first update the conda tool with:
$ conda update conda
When prompted to confirm the update, type
y to proceed.
Once conda is updated, proceed with the Anaconda update:
$ conda update anaconda
Same as with the previous command, when prompted, type
y to proceed.
You should regularly update your Anaconda installation.