How To Install Anaconda Python on CentOS 8

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Anaconda Python on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, the 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 MacOS.

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 server.

Install Anaconda Python on CentOS 8

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

sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing Anaconda Python on CentOS 8.

Now you can visit the official website of Anaconda Python, then download the Anaconda Installation Script:

cd /tmp
curl -O https://repo.anaconda.com/archive/Anaconda2-2019.10-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 Anaconda2-2019.10-Linux-x86_64.sh

The output:

69c64167b8cf3a8fc6b50d12d8476337 Anaconda2-2019.10-Linux-x86_64.sh

Now start anaconda installation script using following command:

bash Anaconda2-2019.10-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:
/home/idroot/anaconda3

    - 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 typing following command:

conda info

The output result:

active environment : base
    active env location : /home/idroot/anaconda3
            shell level : 1
    user config file : /home/idroot/.condarc
populated config files : 
        conda version : 4.5.12
    conda-build version : 3.15.2
        python version : 3.7.0.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/4.5.11 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

Congratulation’s! 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 Python website.

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