How To Install Anaconda on CentOS 7

Install Anaconda on CentOS 7

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Anaconda on CentOS 7. For those of you who didn’t know, Anaconda is a popular and commonly used Python/R Data Science platform, available for users of the data scientist and other scientific communities. The platform is available as an open-source distribution, meaning you can perform Python/R Data Science and Machine learning on commonly used operating systems like Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Anaconda on a CentOS 7 server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 7.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Anaconda on CentOS 7

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

yum clean all
yum -y update

Step 2. Installing Anaconda Python on CentOS.

Download the Anaconda Installation Script:

cd /tmp
curl -O https://repo.anaconda.com/archive/Anaconda3-5.3.1-Linux-x86_64.sh

Once the progress bar is filled and the download is complete, we’ll verify the data integrity of the package. Do this by keying in this command into the command line:

sha256sum Anaconda3-5.3.1-Linux-x86_64.sh

The output should be like this:

d4c4256a8f46173b675dd6a62d12f566ed3487f932bab6bb7058f06c124bcc27  Anaconda3-5.3.1-Linux-x86_64.sh

Now start an anaconda installation script running the following command:

bash Anaconda3-5.3.1-Linux-x86_64.sh

Now press ENTER to continue. Again press ENTER to scroll through the license of Anaconda. At last, you will be asked to accept the license terms.

Do you approve the license terms? [yes|no]

Type yes to continue. Then you will be asked to choose the installation directory.

Anaconda3 will now be installed into this location:

    - Press ENTER to confirm the location
    - Press CTRL-C to abort the installation
    - Or specify a different location below

Source the ~/.bashrc file to activate Anaconda:

source ~/.bashrc

Now verify the installation by typing the following command:

conda info

The output should be like this:

    active environment : base
    active env location : /home/idroot/anaconda3
            shell level : 1
    user config file : /home/idroot/.condarc
populated config files : 
        conda version : 4.5.11
    conda-build version : 3.15.1
        python version : 3.7.0.final.0
    base environment : /home/idroot/anaconda3  (writable)
        channel URLs : https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/main/linux-64
        package cache : /home/idroot/anaconda3/pkgs
    envs directories : /home/idroot/anaconda3/envs
            platform : linux-64
            user-agent : conda/4.5.11 requests/2.19.1 CPython/3.7.0 Linux/3.10.0-957.1.3.el7.x86_64 centos/7 glibc/2.17
                UID:GID : 0:0
            netrc file : None
        offline mode : False

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Anaconda. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Anaconda Python on CentOS 7 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Anaconda website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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