How to install Anaconda for Python on Ubuntu?
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I only have command line access to my server. How do I install Anaconda on Ubuntu 14.04 from the command line?
See Anaconda Hompepage for more detail!
Installation Instructions [Linux Install]
These instructions explain how to install Anaconda on a Linux system.
After downloading the Anaconda installer, run the following command from a terminal:
$ bash Anaconda-2.x.x-Linux-x86[_64].sh
After accepting the license terms, you will be asked to specify the install location (which defaults to
Note: You do NOT need root privileges to install Anaconda, if you select a user writable install location, such as
~/anaconda.* After the self extraction is finished, you should add the anaconda binary directory to your PATH environment variable.
As all of Anaconda is contained in a single directory, uninstalling Anaconda is easy (you simply remove the entire install location directory).
If you encounter any issues, please try disabling your antivirus software. Linux/OS X Uninstall
As all of Anaconda is contained in a single directory, uninstalling Anaconda is simple (you simply remove the entire install location directory):
$ rm -rf ~/anaconda
You can use
wget to download from commandline:
32 bits version:
64 bits version
And after download is finished do:
For users using Python2, the "3" directly after Anaconda should be changed to a 2.
Nobody has explained here why
apt-get and other package managers don't have packages for anaconda.
An important reason for this is that anaconda is meant to be usable by a user who, for whatever reason, doesn't have root privileges. In that case the user just installs into
~/anaconda, changes her own
PYTHONHOME variables so as to run
~/anaconda/python, and is capable of controlling her personal python distribution, while modifying the "system" python might require an administrator's help.
Package managers always require sysadmin privileges.
In addition to @Vivek's answer, to get the latest python3 64-bit Linux version:
CONTREPO=https://repo.continuum.io/archive/ # Stepwise filtering of the html at $CONTREPO # Get the topmost line that matches our requirements, extract the file name. ANACONDAURL=$(wget -q -O - $CONTREPO index.html | grep "Anaconda3-" | grep "Linux" | grep "86_64" | head -n 1 | cut -d \" -f 2) wget -O ~/Downloads/anaconda.sh $CONTREPO$ANACONDAURL bash ~/Downloads/anaconda.sh
grep filters in line 3 can be altered to match your requirements, of course.
Q: What is going on here?
wget -q -O - URLquietly (
-q) gets the html at
URL(in this case https://repo.continuum.io/archive/, which is accessed as
$CONTREPO) and sends it to standard out (
grep "text"returns the lines from its input that contain
text. So first, we select all lines that contain "Anaconda3", then of those, we select all lines containing "Linux", and then all lines containing "86_64" (for the 64-bit version).
head -n 1returns the first line of the input. I rely on the website maintaining order so that the most recent version is on top.
cut -d \" -f 2splits the input on the double quote characters (
-d \"), which surround the filename in the HTML's href, and returns the second field (
-f 2), being the target of the href.
If you are trying to it entirely in command line you use a bash script python 2 anaconda install bash script:
# Go to home directory cd ~ # You can change what anaconda version you want at # https://repo.continuum.io/archive/ wget https://repo.continuum.io/archive/Anaconda2-4.2.0-Linux-x86_64.sh bash Anaconda2-4.2.0-Linux-x86_64.sh -b -p ~/anaconda rm Anaconda2-4.2.0-Linux-x86_64.sh echo 'export PATH="~/anaconda/bin:$PATH"' >> ~/.bashrc # Refresh basically source .bashrc conda update conda
# Go to home directory cd ~ # You can change what anaconda version you want at # https://repo.continuum.io/archive/ wget https://repo.continuum.io/archive/Anaconda3-4.2.0-Linux-x86_64.sh bash Anaconda3-4.2.0-Linux-x86_64.sh -b -p ~/anaconda rm Anaconda3-4.2.0-Linux-x86_64.sh echo 'export PATH="~/anaconda/bin:$PATH"' >> ~/.bashrc # Refresh basically source .bashrc conda update conda
To install Python 3.6 version
sudo bash Anaconda3-4.3.0-Linux-x86_64.sh
For Python 2.7 version
sudo bash Anaconda2-4.3.0-Linux-x86_64.sh
Run Spyder IDE
Run Jupyter Notebook