I am trying to use anaconda 4.5.12 to install tensorflow on an Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS system with python 3.7.1 and pycharm 2018.3.3.
I issue the following terminal command:
conda install tensorflow
And this gives me:
Solving environment: /\-
(It keeps switching between /-). This just continues indefinitely. I waited for like 20 minutes at one point. Why is this happening?
Also, I am confused by the explanation on this anaconda site, which gives the following terminal command:
conda create -n tensorflow_env tensorflow conda activate tensorflow_env
What does this command do, and why would we use this rather than "conda install tensorflow"? I assume it creates a new environment but why do we need a new environment to install tensorflow? Can't we just install tensorflow for all environments? This seems messy, because I think it also means that I can not create an environment in PyCharm directly.