Verifying your installation

You can confirm that Anaconda is installed and working with Anaconda Navigator or conda.

Anaconda Navigator

Open Anaconda Navigator, which is automatically installed when you install Anaconda.

  • Windows: Click Start - then from the shortcuts, select Anaconda Navigator. If it opens, you have successfully installed Anaconda.
  • macOS: Click Launchpad - then select Anaconda Navigator. If it opens, you have successfully installed Anaconda.
  • Linux: See next section.

Conda

You can also use conda in a terminal window (on Windows, from the Anaconda prompt).

To open a terminal window or Anaconda Prompt:

  • 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 the terminal window or Anaconda Prompt, 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 quit().
  • Open Anaconda Navigator with the command anaconda-navigator. If Anaconda is installed properly, the graphical program Anaconda Navigator will open.

If you find any problems, see the troubleshooting guide and the Help and support page for resources such as free community support and bug reports.

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