Verifying your installation
You can confirm that Anaconda is installed and working with Anaconda Navigator or conda.
You can also use conda in an Anaconda prompt (Terminal on Linux or macOS).
To open Anaconda Prompt (or Terminal on Linux or macOS):
- Windows: Open the Anaconda Prompt (Click Start, select Anaconda Prompt)
- macOS: Open Launchpad, then open Terminal or iTerm.
- Linux–CentOS: Open Applications - System Tools - Terminal.
- Linux–Ubuntu: Open the Dash by clicking the upper left Ubuntu icon, then type “terminal”.
After opening Anaconda prompt (Terminal on Linux or macOS), choose any of the following methods:
- Enter a command such as
conda list. If Anaconda is installed and working, this will display a list of installed packages and their versions.
- Enter the command
python. This command runs the Python shell. If Anaconda is installed and working, the version information it displays when it starts up will include “Anaconda”. To exit the Python shell, enter the command
- Open Anaconda Navigator with the command
anaconda-navigator. If Anaconda is installed properly, the graphical program Anaconda Navigator will open.