How to Install Anaconda Python on CentOS 8

Install Anaconda Python on CentOS 8

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure Anaconda Python on CentOS 8. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

Anaconda is the most popular, free and open-source distribution of Python and R Programming language. It is used for large-scale data processing, predictive analysis and scientific computing. The Anaconda distribution is used by over 15 million users and includes more than 1500 popular data-science packages.

Install Anaconda Python on CentOS

Step 1. The first command will update the package lists to ensure you get the latest version and dependencies.

sudo dnf install
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Install Anaconda.

Download the latest stable version of Anaconda. You should visit Anaconda download page:

cd /tmp/

Now run the Anaconda Installation Script to start Anaconda installation process:


Be patient installation and enter [Yes] if question.

Now, we activate the Anaconda installation load the new PATH environment variable:

source ~/.bashrc

Run the following command to verify Anaconda:

conda info

Step 3. Update Anaconda.

To update Anaconda is very easy and simple. At first, update the conda tool using following command:

conda update conda

Once conda is updated, proceed with the Anaconda update:

conda update anaconda

Congratulation, you have learned how to install and configure Anaconda on CentOS 8. If you have any question, please leave a comment below.