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On my Ubuntu 18.04, I have Python 3 and R installed. I am about to study some data science, and just found https://www.anaconda.com/distribution/.

anaconda comes with Python and R and some packages. Will installing anaconda conflict with my existing installation of Python 3 and R?

Shall I install anaconda, or shall I install the packages manually and individually on demand?

How do people in data science install the tools?

Thanks.

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    $\begingroup$ Short answer: you do not have to! Since it is already discussed and pretty much reflects all pros and cons, I prefer to point you out to this answer: quora.com/…. $\endgroup$ – TwinPenguins Mar 30 at 5:45

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