How to Install Anaconda on Debian 10
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Anaconda is the most popular Python/R data science and machine learning platform. It is used for large-scale data processing, predictive analytics, and scientific computing.
Anaconda distribution ships with more than 1,500 open-source data packages. It also includes the conda command-line tool and a desktop graphical user interface called Anaconda Navigator.
In this tutorial, we will walk you through downloading and installing Anaconda Python Distribution on Debian 10.
At the time of writing this article, the latest stable version of Anaconda is version 2019.10. Before downloading the Anaconda installer script, visit the Anaconda Downloads page and check if there is a new version of Anaconda for Python 3 available for download.
wget -P /tmp https://repo.anaconda.com/archive/Anaconda3-2019.10-Linux-x86_64.sh
The download may take some time depending on your connection speed. Once done, verify the data integrity of the script with the
You should see an output like the following:
Make sure the hash printed from the command above matches the one available at the Anaconda with Python 3 on 64-bit Linux page for the Anaconda version you’re installing.
Run the script to start the Anaconda installation process:
Welcome to Anaconda3 2019.10 In order to continue the installation process, please review the license agreement. Please, press ENTER to continue >>>
ENTER to continue and then press
SPACE to scroll through the license. Once you’re done reviewing the license, you’ll be prompted to accept the license terms:
Do you accept the license terms? [yes|no] [no] >>> yes
yes to accept the license, and the script will ask you to choose the installation location.
Anaconda3 will now be installed into this location: /home/linuxize/anaconda3 - Press ENTER to confirm the location - Press CTRL-C to abort the installation - Or specify a different location below
The default location is fine for most users. Press
ENTER to confirm the location, and the installation process will start.
The installation may take some time. Once it is completed, you’ll see the following:
Preparing transaction: done Executing transaction: done installation finished. Do you wish the installer to initialize Anaconda3 by running conda init? [yes|no]
ENTER and the script will add
conda to your
==> For changes to take effect, close and re-open your current shell. <== If you'd prefer that conda's base environment not be activated on startup, set the auto_activate_base parameter to false: conda config --set auto_activate_base false Thank you for installing Anaconda3! =========================================================================== Anaconda and JetBrains are working together to bring you Anaconda-powered environments tightly integrated in the PyCharm IDE. PyCharm for Anaconda is available at: https://www.anaconda.com/pycharm
To activate the Anaconda installation load the new
PATH environment variable that was added by the Anaconda installer into the current shell session with the following command:
To verify that Anaconda was successfully installed use the
active environment : base active env location : /home/linuxize/anaconda3 shell level : 1 user config file : /home/linuxize/.condarc populated config files : conda version : 4.7.12 conda-build version : 3.18.9 python version : 3.7.4.final.0 virtual packages : base environment : /home/linuxize/anaconda3 (writable) channel URLs : https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/main/linux-64 https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/main/noarch https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/r/linux-64 https://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/r/noarch package cache : /home/linuxize/anaconda3/pkgs /home/linuxize/.conda/pkgs envs directories : /home/linuxize/anaconda3/envs /home/linuxize/.conda/envs platform : linux-64 user-agent : conda/4.7.12 requests/2.22.0 CPython/3.7.4 Linux/4.19.0-5-amd64 debian/10 glibc/2.28 UID:GID : 1000:1000 netrc file : None offline mode : False
Updating Anaconda is a pretty straight forward process. Start by updating the
conda tool with:
conda update conda
When prompted to confirm the update, type
y to proceed.
conda is updated, proceed with the Anaconda update:
conda update anaconda
Same as before, when prompted, type
y to proceed.
You should regularly update your Anaconda installation.
To uninstall Anaconda from your Debian system, first remove the directory where you have installed Anaconda:
rm -rf ~/anaconda3
~/.bashrc file and remove the Anaconda directory from the PATH environment variable:
# >>> conda initialize >>> # !! Contents within this block are managed by 'conda init' !! __conda_setup="$('/home/linuxize/anaconda3/bin/conda' 'shell.bash' 'hook' 2> /dev/null)" if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then eval "$__conda_setup" else if [ -f "/home/linuxize/anaconda3/etc/profile.d/conda.sh" ]; then . "/home/linuxize/anaconda3/etc/profile.d/conda.sh" else export PATH="/home/linuxize/anaconda3/bin:$PATH" fi fi unset __conda_setup # <<< conda initialize <<<
Run the following
command to remove the hidden files and folders from the user home directory:
rm -rf ~/.condarc ~/.conda ~/.continuum
Now that you have downloaded and installed Anaconda on your Debian system, you can check the official Getting started with conda guide.
If you hit a problem or have feedback, leave a comment below.