Installation for Linux


You can go to, download anaconda and execute the file (i.e. bash path/to/downloaded).

Pure installation from terminal

Or if you only want to use the commandline execute the following commands:

Go to the directory where you want to install anaconda

cd /path/to/install/anaconda  # e.g. cd /opt/

Download anaconda and save it under

wget -O

Install anaconda. Answer all questions that get prompted


Alternative automatic install: bash -b -p anaconda. For the arguments see .

Delete the downloaded installer (optional)



Run the following to activate the new installed anaconda in the current shell:

source /path/to/install/anaconda/bin/activate

Alternative if you know what you are doing:

export PATH="/path/to/install/anaconda/bin:$PATH"

If you want to have the the new installed anaconda as default, add one of the above lines to your ~/.bashrc. This will activate anaconda in all new shells (i.e. not in the ones that were opened befor this modifictaion).

Starting jupyter

Run the following command in a terminal, where anaconda is activated:

jupyter notebooks

Optional: IDE

Beside Jupyter Notebooks, there are various Integrated Development Environments Available (IDE) available for Python. While Spyder is a lightweight IDE that comes with Anaconda, we recommend using Pycharm. You can even use Pycharm Professional for free after registering on the website with your university mail.