I've taken a look at some of the other AskUbuntus, and none of them have fixed my problem. I've been running iPython for almost six months now in order to get some extra practice with the Codecademy Python tutorial. I just completed the last lesson, and am now trying to install Anaconda in order to start learning data analysis tools, plotting, etc., because I hear that Anaconda has a ton of great libraries suited for my uses.
I'm a novice Linux user; I know how to change directories, make directories, and I can assure you my terminal says I'm in u/'home', which is where the Anaconda download from Continuum resides. (That's just to give you an idea of what kind of basic-level assistance I'll be needing, since I haven't been able to Google my way out of this one.)
The crux of the story: when I navigate to the home folder, and type
in the terminal, (just like Continuum tells me to) I'm told that I either have invalid syntax, and it points to the a at the end of 'Anaconda', or it tells me that there is "No such file or directory"
Which is sub-optimal, because when I open up the home folder, there it is, Anaconda-2.3.0-Linux-x86_64.sh, sitting there, mocking me in its disuse.
Your assistance is greatly desired. Thank you in advance.