Anaconda is an open source distribution for Python and R.
To install anaconda, go to https://www.anaconda.com/distribution/ and install the required one for your system.
Now that you can Anaconda installed in your system, let’s see how Anaconda can be used for Python programming. Anaconda has three important components namely Anaconda Prompt, Anaconda Navigator and an IDE called Spyder for Python.
Anaconda Navigator is a desktop graphical user interface (GUI) included in Anaconda® distribution that allows you to launch applications and easily manage conda packages, environments, and channels without using command-line commands. Navigator can search for packages on Anaconda Cloud or in a local Anaconda Repository.
Anaconda Navigator is a desktop GUI that comes with Anaconda Individual Edition. It makes it easy to launch applications and manage packages and environments without using command-line commands.
Navigator uses conda to create separate environments containing files, packages, and their dependencies that will not interact with other environments.
The following applications are available by default in Navigator:
- Jupyter Notebook.
- Visual Studio Code
Spyder is an open source cross-platform integrated development environment for scientific programming in the Python language. Spyder is included by default in the Anaconda Python distribution.