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 the step-by-step installation of TensorFlow on a Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
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 TensorFlow on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing the Python.
To install the python3-venv package run the following command:
sudo apt install python3-venv python3-dev
Step 3. Creating a Virtual Environment.
Once the module is installed, you are ready to create a virtual environment for our TensorFlow project:
mkdir my_tensorflow cd my_tensorflow
Once inside the directory, run the following command to create the virtual environment:
python3 -m venv venv
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:
pip install --upgrade pip pip install --upgrade tensorflow
To verify the installation use the following command which will print the TensorFlow version:
python -c 'import tensorflow as tf; print(tf.__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 check the official TensorFlow website.