This page describes the tabs, menus, and buttons in the Anaconda Navigator window.
The tabs in the left column represent the main components in Navigator. Click a tab to open it.
TIP: To learn more about terms used in Anaconda, see the Glossary.
The Home tab, shown in the image above, displays all of the available applications that you can manage with Navigator.
The first time you open Navigator, the following popular graphical Python applications are already installed or are available to install:
- Jupyter notebook
- Orange data visualization
- Qt Console
- Spyder IDE
- Glueviz multidimensional data visualization
- R Studio IDE
You can also build your own Navigator applications.
In each application box, you can:
- Launch the application–Click its Launch button.
- Install an application–Click its Install button.
- Update, remove or install a specific version of an application–Click the gear icon in the top right corner of the application box.
Applications are installed in the active environment, which is displayed in the “Applications on” list. To install an application in a specific environment, first select the environment in the list, then click the application’s Install button. You can also create a new environment on the Environments tab, then return to the Home tab to install packages in the new environment.
Some applications require licenses. To see the status of all licensed applications and add new licenses, on the Help menu, select License Manager. For more information, see Managing application licenses.
The left column lists your environments. Click an environment to activate it.
With Navigator, like with conda, you can create, export, list, remove and update environments that have different versions of Python and/or packages installed. Switching or moving between environments is called activating the environment. Only one environment is active at any point in time. For more information, see Managing environments.
The right column lists packages in the current environment. The default view is Installed packages. To change which packages are displayed, click the arrow next to the list, then select Not Installed, Upgradeable or All packages. For more information, see Managing packages.
Channels are locations where Navigator or conda looks for packages. Click the Channels button to open the Channels Manager. For more information, see Managing channels.
On the Learning tab you can learn more about Navigator, the Anaconda platform and open data science. Click the Webinars, Documentation, Video, or Training buttons, then click any item to open it in a browser window.
On the Community tab you can learn more about events, free support forums and social networking relating to Navigator. Click the Events, Forum or Social buttons, then click any item to open it in a browser window.
TIP: To get help with Anaconda and Navigator from the community, join the Anaconda forum.