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How to Install Anaconda on Ubuntu 20.04

Anaconda is a Python/R development platform used for data analysis, scientific calculations ant many more. Anaconda navigator is are graphical interface for accessing open source data packages from Anaconda repository. It is also include conda command tool for installation and uprating all components.

Download latest version of Anaconda

First of all it is necessary do download latest Anaconda installer from the official web. For personal use it is enough to install Anaconda Individual Edition on Ubuntu 20.04,. You can download this package from this page: If you need to install previous version of Anaconda, you can use archive repository from this page:

For installation Anaconda on Ubuntu 20.04, it is nesesary to have an access to root privileges and command line.

Step 1: installing libraries

The libraries are necessary for GUI interface, but also these libraries will be very useful for further development and I do advice to install them

> sudo apt install libgl1-mesa-glx libegl1-mesa libxrandr2 libxrandr2 libxss1 
   libxcursor1 libxcomposite1 libasound2 libxi6 libxtst6

Step 2: Download installation package

It is possible to download this package via web-interface, or you can use wget command. The size is about 0.5 Gb and it can take some time, depending on your internet speed.

> wget -P /tmp

Step 3: Checking downloaded package

For your own safety, it is possible to check the checksum of this package and compare with official information, bu checking sha256 sum with command sha256sum

> sha256sum /tmp/ 

Check the output fedf9e340039557f7b5e8a8a86affa9d299f5e9820144bd7b92ae9f7ee08ac60 with the information from official page for this package: Go to your package page and check the hash sum for your installation file:

Checksum stats for Anaconda3
Checksum stats for Anaconda3
This is an official information about checksum for Anaconda3 installation package for Ubuntu 20.04
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Step 4: Run installation package on Ubuntu 20.04

Run instalation package (the path to this package on your local Ubuntu 20.04 and file name can be different)

bash /tmp/

During this installation process you will be required to agree with license terms by pressing ENTER. Then you need to the installation path, but for the first time I do advise to use default installation path /home/username/anaconda3.

At the end of this installation process you will be asked to confirm the conda init process and you need to agree with this.

Step 5: First start of Anaconda navigator

To continue to use this shell you need to refresh the PATh environment

> source ~/.bashrc

Or just simply close this shell and open another one.

Anaconda navigator
Anaconda navigator
Anaconda Navigator window
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Step 6: Updating Anaconda

After installation it is a good idea to update all packages

> conda update –all

Do agree with all offered packages to upgrade and wait until the process will finish.

At this point the Anaconda navigator is completely installed and ready to use. I do also recommend to add R to use with jupyter notebook

Published: 2021-12-06 17:28:04
Updated: 2021-12-06 17:29:26

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