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.

Step 2. Installing Anaconda Python on CentOS 8.

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

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:

The output:

Now start anaconda installation script using following command:

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 result:

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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