What is anaconda?
Anaconda is a python package manager and it is really amazing, it is popular because it brings many of the tools used in data science and machine learning with just one install.
In a previous article I talked about how to create a virtual environment using anaconda, you can check it out here. 🐍
In this article, I will list out some of the important anaconda commands. Let's jump right in.
Here on out I will use conda to refer to anaconda
Check if conda is installed and in your PATH if not install from here
Check if conda is up to date
conda update conda
Search for python versions in conda
conda search "^python$"
Use conda to create a barebone virtual environment
conda create -n yourenvname python
Use conda to create a virtual environment containing most of the popular data science tools
conda create -n yourenvname python=x.x anaconda
Activate your virtual environment in conda
# if you are using a UNIX operating system like ubuntu source activate *yourenvname* # if you are using windows conda activate yourenvname
Install additional Python packages to a conda virtual environment.
Failure to specify “-n yourenvname” will install the package to the root Python installation.
conda install -n yourenvname [package]
Deactivate your conda virtual environment.
List all conda virtual environments
conda env list
Delete a no longer needed conda virtual environment
conda remove -n yourenvname -all
Find where your conda virtual environment is stored
Before running the below code, make sure you activated your virtual environment
# on MacOS/Linux: echo $CONDA_PREFIX # on Windows: echo %CONDA_PREFIX%
To find path of all conda environments
conda info --envs
That's it, thanks for reading, if you have some code to share please share in the comment section I will add it to the above list.
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