Installing on Linux¶
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To use GUI packages with Linux, you will need to install the following extended dependencies for Qt:
For x86 systems.
In your browser, download the Anaconda installer for Linux.
Search for “terminal” in your applications and click to open.
(Recommended) Verify the installer’s data integrity with SHA-256. For more information on hash verification, see cryptographic hash validation.
In the terminal, run the following:
shasum -a 256 /PATH/FILENAME # Replace /PATH/FILENAME with your installation's path and filename.
Install for Python 3.7 or 2.7 in the terminal:
For Python 3.7, enter the following:
# Include the bash command regardless of whether or not you are using the Bash shell bash ~/Downloads/Anaconda3-2020.05-Linux-x86_64.sh # Replace ~/Downloads with your actual path # Replace the .sh file name with the name of the file you downloaded
For Python 2.7, enter the following:
# Include the bash command regardless of whether or not you are using the Bash shell bash ~/Downloads/Anaconda2-2019.10-MacOSX-x86_64.sh # Replace ~/Downloads with your actual path # Replace the .sh file name with the name of the file you downloaded
Press Enter to review the license agreement. Then press and hold Enter to scroll.
Enter “yes” to agree to the license agreement.
Use Enter to accept the default install location, use CTRL+C to cancel the installation, or enter another file path to specify an alternate installation directory. If you accept the default install location, the installer displays
PREFIX=/home/<USER>/anaconda<2/3>and continues the installation. It may take a few minutes to complete.
Anaconda recommends you accept the default install location. Do not choose the path as
/usrfor the Anaconda/Miniconda installation.
Anaconda recommends you enter “yes” to initialize Anaconda Distribution by running
If you enter “no”, then conda will not modify your shell scripts at all. In order to initialize conda after the installation process is done, run the following commands:
# Replace <PATH_TO_CONDA> with the path to your conda install source <PATH_TO_CONDA>/bin/activate conda init
For more information, see the FAQ.
The installer finishes and displays, “Thank you for installing Anaconda<2/3>!”
Close and re-open your terminal window for the installation to take effect, or enter the command
source ~/.bashrcto refresh the terminal.
You can also control whether or not your shell has the base environment activated each time it opens.
# The base environment is activated by default conda config --set auto_activate_base True # The base environment is not activated by default conda config --set auto_activate_base False # The above commands only work if conda init has been run first # conda init is available in conda versions 4.6.12 and later
If you install multiple versions of Anaconda, the system defaults to the most current version, as long as you haven’t altered the default install path.
Get started programming quickly with Anaconda in the Getting started with Anaconda guide.