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Author: Chukwuebuka UkatuLast Updated: Sun, Nov 12, 2023
Anaconda is an open-source Python-based package management system that runs the Conda package manager. Conda allows you to install and run different versions of any library to handle scientific computing and data science tasks you can run using independent environments. Follow the steps in this article to install Anaconda on a Vultr Windows Server.
Before you begin:
Deploy a Windows Server version of your choice on Vultr
Using the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), access the server as an Administrator
Start a new web browser session using an application such as Microsoft Edge
In a new browser tab, visit the Anaconda installation files page
Download the latest Anaconda release file for Windows
When the download process is complete, click the downloaded file in your browser downloads to start the installation wizard
In the open installation wizard, click Next to start the Anaconda installation process
Read the Anaconda License Agreement, and click I Agree to proceed
Keep All Users selected to install Anaconda for all system users. To limit Anaconda to only your active user account, select Just Me and click Next
C:\ProgramData\anaconda3 selected as your destination folder, or click Browse to set a different path, then click Next to select your installation options
Select all advanced installation options to enable them and install Anaconda with the best settings. When selected, click Install to start the installation process to your selected data folder
Wait for at least 3 minutes for the installation process to complete, then, click Next to navigate to the Installation summary page and keep
Launch Anaconda Navigator selected
Click Finish to complete the Installation process and open the Anaconda Navigator application
Verify that the Anaconda Navigator window launches successfully and displays all available packages
You have installed Anaconda on your Vultr Windows Server. To launch the application navigator for later use. Open your Windows start menu, expand the Anaconda 3 (64-bit) directory from your applications list, and click Anaconda Navigator to launch the main application window.
Within the Anaconda Navigator window, find the CMD.exe Prompt section and click Launch to open a new command prompt session
Verify that a new Windows Command Prompt window opens in your session
Within the command prompt, verify the installed Conda version
View the list of available Conda applications
> conda list
Name Version Build Channel _anaconda_depends 2023.07 py311_1 abseil-cpp 20211102.0 hd77b12b_0 aiobotocore 2.4.2 py311haa95532_0 aiofiles 22.1.0 py311haa95532_0 aiohttp 3.8.3 py311h2bbff1b_0 aioitertools 0.7.1 pyhd3eb1b0_0 aiosignal 1.2.0 pyhd3eb1b0_0 aiosqlite 0.18.0 py311haa95532_0 alabaster 0.7.12 pyhd3eb1b0_0 ...
To test Conda operations, create a new Conda virtual environment
> conda create --name mywinenv
When prompted, enter
y to create the new virtual environment:
Proceed ([y]/n)? y Preparing transaction: done Executing transaction: done # # To activate this environment, use # # $ conda activate mywinenv # # To deactivate an active environment, use # # $ conda deactivate
Activate the Conda virtual environment
> conda activate mywinenv
Verify that your command prompt shell marker changes to the virtual environment name
You have installed Anaconda on your Vultr Windows Server. Depending on your development needs, install additional packages using the Anaconda Navigator application and test code operations using the pre-installed Jupyter Lab add-on package. For more information about Anaconda operations, visit the official Anaconda Documentation page.
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