In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Anaconda on CentOS 8. 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 through the step-by-step installation of Anaconda Python on a CentOS 8.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 8.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
non-root sudo useror 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 8
Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
sudo dnf clean all sudo dnf update
Step 2. Installing Anaconda on CentOS 8.
Now we download the Anaconda installation script:
wget -P /tmp https://repo.anaconda.com/archive/Anaconda3-2020.07-Linux-x86_64.sh
Then, verify the data integrity of the script with the
The output should be like this:
Once done, start the Anaconda installation process:
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: /home/idroot/anaconda3 - Press ENTER to confirm the location - Press CTRL-C to abort the installation - Or specify a different location below
~/.bashrc file to activate Anaconda:
Now verify the installation by typing the following command:
The output should be like this:
active environment : base active env location : /home/idroot-home/anaconda3 shell level : 1 user config file : /home/idroot-home/.condarc populated config files : conda version : 4.8.13 conda-build version : 3.16.1 python version : 3.7.4.final.0 base environment : /home/idroot/anaconda3 (writable) channel URLs : https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/main/linux-64 https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/main/noarch https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/free/linux-64 https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/free/noarch https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/r/linux-64 https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/r/noarch https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/pro/linux-64 https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/pro/noarch package cache : /home/idroot/anaconda3/pkgs /home/idroot/.conda/pkgs envs directories : /home/idroot/anaconda3/envs /home/idroot/.conda/envs platform : linux-64 user-agent : conda/4.8.13 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
Step 3. Updating Anaconda.
Updating the Anaconda is a pretty straightforward process, first update the conda tool with:
conda update conda
Once conda is updated, proceed with the Anaconda update:
conda update anaconda
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Anaconda. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Anaconda Python on CentOS 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Anaconda website.