Conda Python

Anaconda is a python distribution. It also has its own package manger conda. You can install python and other softwares/packages through conda. Main advantage is that it comes with most of the necessary packages. Here we will tell you how to install anaconda python in paramshakti.


Goto the download page for anaconda individual edition. Download the file and copy it to your paramshakti \home directory.

Run it


Accept the terms and condition by typing yes You can set up your custom install directory or default location is also fine. It will take some time to install

At the end it will ask you

Do you wish the installer to initialize Anaconda3
by running conda init? [yes|no]

Although the default is no type yes.

Now logout and login again. You will find there is (base) in front of login prompt. you can disable it by

conda config --set auto_activate_base false

Don’t worry it will go away next time you login

you can also notice there are some config in your ~/.bashrc file written by conda installer don’t remove it. If you install it in your home directory it will be something like this

# >>> conda initialize >>>
# !! Contents within this block are managed by 'conda init' !!
__conda_setup="$('/home/username/anaconda3/bin/conda' 'shell.zsh' 'hook' 2> /dev/null)"
if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then
    eval "$__conda_setup"
    if [ -f "/home/username/anaconda3/etc/profile.d/" ]; then
        . "/home/username/anaconda3/etc/profile.d/"
        export PATH="/home/username/anaconda3/bin:$PATH"
unset __conda_setup
# <<< conda initialize <<<

Now you can activate base environment by

conda activate base

and deactivate it by

conda deactivate

You can also install different environment with required package. Details documentation is here.


We strongly recommend to create new environment each time when you work on a different projects.

You can read more documentation here



  • saikat R