How To Install Anaconda on Ubuntu 20.04

How To Install Anaconda on Ubuntu 20.04

Anaconda is an open source platform which is used for R programming and Python. Which contains a large variety of the packages and repositories. It is important in its functionality as it provides processing and computing data on a large scale and also to program in python language. The Anaconda is a good platform to program the python applications.

This article enables us to install the Anaconda on Ubuntu 20.04 in an easy way.


Firstly, open terminal on your Ubuntu system and execute the command mentioned below to update packages repository:

sudo apt update 

Then install the curl package, which is further required for the downloading the installation script.

sudo apt install curl -y 

Step 1 – Prepare the Anaconda Installer

Now I will go to the /tmp directory and for this purpose we will use cd command.

cd /tmp 

Next, use the curl command line utility to download the Anaconda installer script from the official site. Visit the Anaconda installer script download page to check for the latest versions. Then, download the script as below:

curl --output 

To check the script SHA-256 checksum, I will use this command with the file name, though this step is optional:


Check if the hash code is matching with code showing on download page.

Step 2 – Installing Anaconda on Ubuntu

Your system is ready to install Anaconda. Let’s move to the text step and execute the Anaconda installer script as below:


Follow the wizard instructions to complete Anaconda installation process. You need to provide inputs during installation process as described below:

    01. Use above command to run the downloaded installer script with the bash shell.
    Installing Anaconda on Ubuntu 20.04
    Run Anaconda Installer Script in A Shell

    02. Type “yes” to accept the Anaconda license agreement to continue.

    Accept License Agreement in Conda Installer
    Accept License Agreement

    03. Verify the directory location for Anaconda installation on Ubuntu 20.04 system. Just hit Enter to continue installer to that directory.

    Continue Anaconda Installation
    Continue the Anaconda Installer Process

    04. Type “yes” to initialize the Anaconda installer on your system.

    Intialize Anaconda during Installation
    Intialize Anaconda during Installation

    05. You will see the below message on successful Anaconda installation on Ubuntu 20.04 system.

    Anaconda Installation Completed
    Anaconda Installation Completed Sucessfully

The Anaconda Installation Completed Sucessfully on your Ubuntu system. Installer added the environment settings in .bashrc file. Now, activate the installation using following command:

source ~/.bashrc 

Now we are in the default base of the programming environment. To verify the installation we will open conda list.

conda list 
# packages in environment at /home/tecadmin/anaconda3: # # Name Version Build Channel _ipyw_jlab_nb_ext_conf 0.1.0 py38_0 _libgcc_mutex 0.1 main alabaster 0.7.12 pyhd3eb1b0_0 anaconda 2021.05 py38_0 anaconda-client 1.7.2 py38_0 anaconda-navigator 2.0.3 py38_0 anaconda-project 0.9.1 pyhd3eb1b0_1 anyio 2.2.0 py38h06a4308_1 appdirs 1.4.4 py_0

How to Update Anaconda

You can easily update the Anaconda and packages using the conda binary. To upgrade the Anaconda on your system, type:

conda update --all 
Proceed ([y]/n)? y

Press “y” to proceed with the update process. The output will show you all the packages that are newly installing, or upgrading current packages and removal of unnecessary packages.


You can use Anaconda to manage scientific computing, workloads for data science, analytics, and large-scale data processing. In this article we have learned how to install anaconda on Ubuntu from its original source.

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