How To Install TensorFlow on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install TensorFlow on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install TensorFlow on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, TensorFlow is an end-to-end open-source machine learning platform used for machine learning and deep learning applications. It is developed by Google to do search ranking in its machine learning system.TensorFlow is created using the Python programming language, making it an easy-to-understand framework

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 TensorFlow on a Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) server.

Install TensorFlow on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt commands in the terminal.

Step 2. Installing the Python.

To install the python3-venv package run the following command:

Step 3. Creating a Virtual Environment.

Once the module is installed, you are ready to create a virtual environment for our TensorFlow project:

Once inside the directory, run the following command to create the virtual environment:

To start using this virtual environment, you need to activate it by running the activate script:

Step 4. Installing TensorFlow on Ubuntu 20.04.

TensorFlow installation requires pip version 19 or higher. Enter the following command to upgrade pip to the latest version:

To verify the installation use the following command which will print the TensorFlow version:

Congratulations! You have successfully installed TensorFlow. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing TensorFlow on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official TensorFlow website.

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