Verifying your installation
You can confirm that Anaconda is installed and working with
Anaconda Navigator or conda.
If you prefer using a command line interface (CLI), you can
use conda to verify the installation using Anaconda Prompt on Windows
or terminal on Linux and macOS.
To open Anaconda Prompt:
Windows: Click Start, search, or select Anaconda Prompt from the menu.
macOS: Cmd+Space to open Spotlight Search
and type “Navigator” to open the program.
Linux–CentOS: Open Applications – System Tools – terminal.
Linux–Ubuntu: Open the Dash by clicking the upper left Ubuntu icon, then type “terminal”.
After opening Anaconda Prompt or the terminal, choose any of the
following methods to verify:
If Anaconda is installed and working, this will display a list of
installed packages and their versions.
- Enter the command
python. This command runs the Python shell. If Anaconda is installed and working, the version information it displays when it starts up will include “Anaconda”. To exit the Python shell, enter the command
- Open Anaconda Navigator with the command
anaconda-navigator. If Anaconda is installed properly, Anaconda Navigator will open.