How to Install Anaconda in Linux?

Gaurav Bhardwaj
Gaurav Bhardwaj
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Anaconda is the best distribution for Python and R which is widely used by many data scientists, developers, and data engineers. In this article, we will learn how to install anaconda in Linux.

Lets begin with how to install anaconda in Linux.

  1. Go to Anaconda official website using this Link & Download the installation files.
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2. Execute the installer by running the below command:

sudo chmod 755 Package_Name
./Package_Name
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Then follow the instructions & choose the path of your choice, default is in your anaconda3 directory in Linux home directory.

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After choosing directory, it will take some time for installation.

Now it will ask for do you wish the installer to initialize Anaconda3, you can select according to your choice. If you selected no, then conda will not alter your shell scripts. In order to initialize after the installation process, you need to execute the below commands followed by a restart of the shell.

source your_installed_path_to_conda>/bin/activate
conda init
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If you are using zsh or other shell, then you can copy the following command from .bashrc to .zshrc.

Note: Make sure to change USERNAME to your username

# >>> conda initialize >>>
# !! Contents within this block are managed by 'conda init' !!
__conda_setup="$('/home/USERNAME/anaconda3/bin/conda' 'shell.bash' 'hook' 2> /dev/null)"
if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then
    eval "$__conda_setup"
else
    if [ -f "/home/USERNAME/anaconda3/etc/profile.d/conda.sh" ]; then
        . "/home/USERNAME/anaconda3/etc/profile.d/conda.sh"
    else
        export PATH="/home/USERNAME/anaconda3/bin:$PATH"
    fi
fi
unset __conda_setup
# <<< conda initialize <<<
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Then restart your terminal or execute the below command.

source .zshrc
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Now you can run anaconda-navigator to run the UI of anaconda.

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If you are further looking at how to install tarballs in Linux you can refer to this article. If you have any trouble in installing or have any comments, please feel free to post in the comment section below.

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