Thanks everyone for commenting/contributing! I made this in college for a class and I no longer really use the technology. I encourage you all to help each other, but I probably won't be answering questions anymore.
This article is also on my blog: https://emilykauffman.com/blog/install-anaconda-on-wsl
Steps to Install Anaconda on Windows Ubuntu Terminal
$ denotes the start of a command. Don't actually type this.
- Install WSL (Ubuntu for Windows - can be found in Windows Store). I recommend the latest version (I'm using 18.04) because there are some bugs they worked out during 14/16 (microsoft/WSL#785)
- Go to https://repo.continuum.io/archive to find the list of Anaconda releases
- Select the release you want. I have a 64-bit computer, so I chose the latest release ending in
x86_64.sh. If I had a 32-bit computer, I'd select the
x86.sh version. If you accidentally try to install the wrong one, you'll get a warning in the terminal. I chose `Anaconda3-5.2.0-Li