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Let’s see some methods that can be used to install packages in the Anaconda environment. There are many ways one can add pre-built packages to an anaconda environment. So, let’s see how to direct the path in the anaconda and install them. 

Add packages to the Anaconda environment using the navigator

Step 1: Open your Anaconda navigator

 

Step 2: 

  • Go to the Environment tab.
  • Search your package in the upper right search bar.
  • Check the package you want to install.

 

Step 3: Here, you can click on apply to install or update your packages.

 

Add packages to the Anaconda environment using the pip command

**Take note that using pip in the anaconda environment may not work in your device. If such a case occurs, you can flawlessly use the conda command. 

  1. Open Anaconda Command prompt as administrator
  2. Use cd\ to come out of the set directory or path.
  3. Run pip install command. 
pip install numpy
pip install scikit-learn

Add packages to the Anaconda environment using git 

  1. Download git files
  2. Clone or download git hub files in some directory.
  3. Open Anaconda Command prompt as administrator.
  4. Use cd C:\Users\… to locate the downloaded site.
  5. Then run pip install setup.py.

Add packages to the Anaconda environment wheel 

  1. Download the wheel package.
  2. Download binary files or .whl files from an authentic website.
  3. Open Anaconda Command prompt as administrator.
  4. Use cd C:\Users\… to locate the downloaded site.
  5. Then run pip install ___.whl

Add packages to the Anaconda environment Conda forge Command 

This type of installation will guarantee that package will be downloaded to the system. Because this type of installation resolves environments, package-package conflicts, etc.  

  1. Self Upgrade related packages to the downloading package.
  2. Open Anaconda Command prompt as administrator.
  3. Then run conda install -c conda-forge ____
conda install -c conda-forge opencv 

Last Updated : 17 Jan, 2023
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