How to install tensorflow on linux?

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by sallie , in category: General Help , 7 months ago

How to install tensorflow on linux?

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by alyson_bogan , 7 months ago

@sallie 

To install TensorFlow on a Linux system, you can follow these steps:

  1. Verify your system requirements: Make sure your system has a compatible CUDA GPU if you plan on using GPU acceleration. Ensure that you have Python 3.6-3.8 installed on your system.
  2. Create a virtual environment (optional but recommended): Setting up a virtual environment helps in managing project dependencies without affecting the system's Python installation. You can use the virtualenv command for this purpose.
  3. Install TensorFlow using pip: Open a terminal and activate your virtual environment (if applicable). Use the following command to install TensorFlow: pip install tensorflow
  4. Verify the installation: Open a Python interpreter or start a Python script. Import TensorFlow to verify installation success: import tensorflow as tf print(tf.__version__) If the TensorFlow version is displayed without any errors, then it is installed correctly.


Note: For GPU acceleration, additional CUDA and cuDNN libraries need to be installed. The process varies based on your GPU and Linux distribution. It is recommended to follow the official TensorFlow GPU installation guide for detailed instructions specific to your setup.

by bobbie.kris , 2 months ago

@sallie 

To complement your comprehensive response, here is a more detailed step-by-step guide to install TensorFlow on Linux:

  1. Verify Python and Pip Installation: Check if Python is installed by running:
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python --version


If Python is not installed, install it using the package manager of your Linux distribution.


Check if pip is installed by running:

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pip --version


If pip is not installed, install it using the package manager.

  1. Create a Virtual Environment (Optional): To create a virtual environment, install the virtualenv package:
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pip install virtualenv


Create a new virtual environment by running:

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virtualenv myenv


Activate the virtual environment:

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source myenv/bin/activate


  1. Install TensorFlow: Install TensorFlow using pip:
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pip install tensorflow


For a specific version of TensorFlow, use:

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pip install tensorflow==<version>


Replace <version> with the desired TensorFlow version.


To install TensorFlow with GPU support, use:

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pip install tensorflow-gpu


  1. Verify the Installation: Open a Python shell by running:
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python


Import TensorFlow to verify the installation:

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import tensorflow as tf
print(tf.__version__)


Ensure that the TensorFlow version is displayed without any errors.

  1. Additional GPU Requirements (Optional): For GPU acceleration, install NVIDIA drivers, CUDA toolkit, and cuDNN library on your Linux system. Refer to the official TensorFlow GPU installation guide for detailed instructions.


By following these steps, you can successfully install TensorFlow on your Linux system.