Solving the 'Conda Command Not Found' Issue After Installing Anaconda3
Solving the “Conda Command Not Found” Issue After Installing Anaconda3
If you’ve recently installed Anaconda3 and are encountering the “conda command not found” error, you’re not alone. This is a common issue faced by many data scientists and developers. This blog post will guide you through the steps to resolve this problem and get you back on track with your data science projects.
Anaconda is a popular open-source distribution of Python and R for scientific computing and data science. It simplifies package management and deployment, making it a go-to tool for many data scientists. However, after installing Anaconda3, some users encounter an issue where the terminal does not recognize the
conda command. This post will guide you through the steps to troubleshoot and resolve this issue.
Understanding the Issue
The “conda command not found” error typically occurs when the system’s PATH does not include the directory where the
conda command is installed. This can happen due to various reasons, such as incorrect installation settings or conflicts with other Python installations.
Step 1: Verify Anaconda Installation
First, ensure that Anaconda3 is installed correctly. You can do this by checking the installation directory. By default, Anaconda3 is installed in the home directory. Use the
ls command to list the contents of your home directory:
If you see a directory named
anaconda3, it means Anaconda3 is installed.
Step 2: Locate the Conda Executable
Next, locate the
conda executable within the Anaconda3 directory. It is usually located in the
bin directory. Use the
ls command again:
If you see
conda listed, it means the
conda executable is present.
Step 3: Add Conda to the PATH
The next step is to add the path to the
conda executable to your system’s PATH. This can be done by modifying the
.bash_profile file (for Linux and macOS users) or the
Environment Variables (for Windows users).
For Linux and macOS:
.bash_profile file in a text editor:
Add the following line at the end of the file:
Save and close the file. Then, source the file to apply the changes:
Environment Variables window, and under
System variables, find and select
Edit, and then
New. Add the path to the
OK to apply the changes.
Step 4: Verify the Solution
Finally, verify that the issue is resolved by typing
conda in the terminal:
If the system returns the version of
conda, congratulations! You’ve successfully resolved the “conda command not found” issue.
The “conda command not found” error is a common issue faced by many Anaconda3 users. However, with a bit of troubleshooting and a few simple steps, you can easily resolve this issue and continue with your data science projects. Remember, the key is to ensure that the
conda command is correctly added to your system’s PATH.
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