Fixing Serious Anaconda Problems under Linux

Occasionally  Anaconda either just stops working or it launches applications so slowly that you could literally brew coffee in the time it takes to fire up Spyder.  That’s when radical steps need to be taken and Anaconda needs to be reinstalled.  Of course, you will have to reinstall pytorch and torchvision, but it’s that doesn’t take long.

Before you uninstall  Anaconda, you must completely get rid of it’s files:

  1. The main folder usually called “anaconda3”.  This is visible.
  2. The two hidden folders .conda and .anaconda

While you’re at it, download the excellent Conda Cheat Sheet:

https://conda.io/docs/_downloads/conda-cheatsheet.pdf

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