How To Install Anaconda on CentOS 8

Install Anaconda on CentOS 8

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 Anaconda Python on a CentOS 8.

Install Anaconda on CentOS 8

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

Step 2. Installing Anaconda on CentOS 8.

Now we download the Anaconda installation script:

Then, verify the data integrity of the script with the sha256sum:

The output should be like:

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:

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

Source the ~/.bashrc file to activate Anaconda:

Now verify the installation typing following command:

The output should be like:

Step 3. Updating Anaconda.

Updating the Anaconda is a pretty straight forward process, first update the conda tool with:

Once conda is updated, proceed with the Anaconda update:

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.

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