Verifying your installation¶
You can confirm that Anaconda is installed and working with Anaconda Navigator or conda.
If you prefer using a command line interface (CLI), you can use conda to verify the installation using Anaconda Prompt on Windows or terminal on Linux and macOS.
To open Anaconda Prompt:
Windows: Click Start, search or select Anaconda Prompt from the menu.
macOS: Cmd+Space to open Spotlight Search and type “Navigator” to open the program.
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 or the terminal, choose any of the following methods to verify:
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, Anaconda Navigator will open.