Ubuntu: How to install Anaconda on Ubuntu?


How to install Anaconda for Python on Ubuntu?

Is there a way to use apt-get install?

I only have command line access to my server. How do I install Anaconda on Ubuntu 14.04 from the command line?


See Anaconda Hompepage for more detail!

Installation Instructions [Linux Install]

These instructions explain how to install Anaconda on a Linux system.

After downloading the Anaconda installer, run the following command from a terminal:

$ bash Anaconda-2.x.x-Linux-x86[_64].sh  

After accepting the license terms, you will be asked to specify the install location (which defaults to ~/anaconda).

Note: You do NOT need root privileges to install Anaconda, if you select a user writable install location, such as ~/anaconda.* After the self extraction is finished, you should add the anaconda binary directory to your PATH environment variable.

As all of Anaconda is contained in a single directory, uninstalling Anaconda is easy (you simply remove the entire install location directory).

If you encounter any issues, please try disabling your antivirus software. Linux/OS X Uninstall

As all of Anaconda is contained in a single directory, uninstalling Anaconda is simple (you simply remove the entire install location directory):

$ rm -rf ~/anaconda  


You can use wget to download from commandline:

  • 32 bits version:

    wget https://3230d63b5fc54e62148e-c95ac804525aac4b6dba79b00b39d1d3.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/Anaconda-2.3.0-Linux-x86.sh  
  • 64 bits version

    wget https://3230d63b5fc54e62148e-c95ac804525aac4b6dba79b00b39d1d3.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/Anaconda-2.3.0-Linux-x86_64.sh  

And after download is finished do:

  • 32 bits:

    bash Anaconda-2.3.0-Linux-x86.sh  
  • 64 bits:

    bash Anaconda-2.3.0-Linux-x86_64.sh  


Nobody has explained here why apt-get and other package managers don't have packages for anaconda.

An important reason for this is that anaconda is meant to be usable by a user who, for whatever reason, doesn't have root privileges. In that case the user just installs into ~/anaconda, changes her own PATH and PYTHONHOME variables so as to run ~/anaconda/python, and is capable of controlling her personal python distribution, while modifying the "system" python might require an administrator's help.

Package managers always require sysadmin privileges.


In addition to @Vivek's answer, to get the latest python3 64-bit Linux version:

CONTREPO=https://repo.continuum.io/archive/  # Stepwise filtering of the html at $CONTREPO  # Get the topmost line that matches our requirements, extract the file name.  ANACONDAURL=$(wget -q -O - $CONTREPO index.html | grep "Anaconda3-" | grep "Linux" | grep "86_64" | head -n 1 | cut -d \" -f 2)  wget -O ~/Downloads/anaconda.sh $CONTREPO$ANACONDAURL  bash ~/Downloads/anaconda.sh  

The grep filters in line 3 can be altered to match your requirements, of course.

Q: What is going on here?

  • wget -q -O - URL quietly (-q) gets the html at URL (in this case https://repo.continuum.io/archive/, which is accessed as $CONTREPO) and sends it to standard out (-O -).
  • | is called "pipe", and sends the output of the preceding command to the next command.
  • grep "text" returns the lines from its input that contain text. So first, we select all lines that contain "Anaconda3", then of those, we select all lines containing "Linux", and then all lines containing "86_64" (for the 64-bit version).
  • head -n 1 returns the first line of the input. I rely on the website maintaining order so that the most recent version is on top.
  • cut -d \" -f 2 splits the input on the double quote characters (-d \"), which surround the filename in the HTML's href, and returns the second field (-f 2), being the target of the href.


If you are trying to it entirely in command line you use a bash script python 2 anaconda install bash script:

# Go to home directory  cd ~    # You can change what anaconda version you want at   # https://repo.continuum.io/archive/  wget https://repo.continuum.io/archive/Anaconda2-4.2.0-Linux-x86_64.sh  bash Anaconda2-4.2.0-Linux-x86_64.sh -b -p ~/anaconda  rm Anaconda2-4.2.0-Linux-x86_64.sh  echo 'export PATH="~/anaconda/bin:$PATH"' >> ~/.bashrc     # Refresh basically  source .bashrc    conda update conda  

python 3 anaconda install bash script

# Go to home directory  cd ~    # You can change what anaconda version you want at   # https://repo.continuum.io/archive/  wget https://repo.continuum.io/archive/Anaconda3-4.2.0-Linux-x86_64.sh  bash Anaconda3-4.2.0-Linux-x86_64.sh -b -p ~/anaconda  rm Anaconda3-4.2.0-Linux-x86_64.sh  echo 'export PATH="~/anaconda/bin:$PATH"' >> ~/.bashrc     # Refresh basically  source .bashrc    conda update conda  


Watch this video for complete installation

Download Anaconda from continuum here

To install Python 3.6 version

sudo bash Anaconda3-4.3.0-Linux-x86_64.sh   

For Python 2.7 version

 sudo bash Anaconda2-4.3.0-Linux-x86_64.sh  

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