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Python Introduction to NumPy Meet NumPy Getting Setup

Jamaru Rodgers
Jamaru Rodgers
3,046 Points

I have installed Anaconda on my computer, and jupyter along with it, yet none of my command prompts understand "conda"..

C:\Users\Youngsavk\intro-to-numpy>conda create -n 100days numpy jupyter

'conda' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

^^^ Please help. Followed links to download both. I'm on windows so this all kinda sucks but oh well. Please and thank you!

3 Answers

Seth Kroger
Seth Kroger
56,407 Points

From the Start menu use "Anaconda Prompt" in the Anaconda folder. You can also use the Navigator to create the environment from the UI and start a command shell from there.

Jamaru Rodgers
Jamaru Rodgers
3,046 Points

Well I have that, but I'm wondering why when I try to follow him during setup, in the anaconda command prompt, mine won't recognize "conda" as a key word to launch anything. And I've followed the downloads if both Anaconda (not miniconda) and Jupyter notebook in the videos linked below the first step's Teacher's Notes.

It's due to the fact that, like me, you're working on a Windows machine. If the command is not added to your PATH, it's not recognized. That's why Seth told you to use "Anaconda Prompt" on your start menu. It's easier to do that on windows.

Jamaru Rodgers
Jamaru Rodgers
3,046 Points

Well see that's the thing: I've been using Anaconda Prompt this whole time, instead of using the powershell or the Command Prompt once I found out that they won't work. None of them (all 3) understand the keyword "conda". How do I, having already installed the packages, add "conda" to my PATH?

im wondering, why do you have to do any of that? once its downloaded , you just click on either anaconda or jupiter notebook.and they just open...what am i missing? its sucks bcuz the video should have been an all in one solution

You can add it to your path by writing something like this on your command prompt:

set PATH=%PATH%;C:\<YOUR DIR TO Anaconda3>;C:\<YOUR DIR TO Anaconda3>\Scripts\

Add both of them mainly because the script to run conda is inside Scripts.

You can also add to the path by pressing the Windows Key and writing edit environment variables for your account, selecting Path variable -> Edit-> New.

Hope it helps.