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  Installing TensorFlow

To install Tensorflow we recommend the following steps from Tensorflow's site:

  1. Follow the instructions on the Anaconda download site to download and install Anaconda.
  2. Create a conda environment named tensorflow by invoking the following command:
    C:> conda create -n tensorflow pip python=3.5
    	
  3. Activate the conda environment by issuing the following command:
    C:> activate tensorflow
     (tensorflow)C:>  # Your prompt should change
    	
  4. Issue the appropriate command to install TensorFlow inside your conda environment. To install the CPU-only version of TensorFlow, enter the following command:
    (tensorflow)C:> pip install --ignore-installed --upgrade tensorflow
    	
    To install the GPU version of TensorFlow, enter the following command (on a single line):
    (tensorflow)C:> pip install --ignore-installed --upgrade tensorflow-gpu
    	

Validate your installation

Start a terminal.

If you installed through Anaconda, activate your Anaconda environment.

Invoke python from your shell as follows:

$ python

Enter the following short program inside the python interactive shell:

>>> import tensorflow as tf>>> hello = tf.constant('Hello, TensorFlow!')>>> sess = tf.Session()>>> print(sess.run(hello))

If the system outputs the following, then you are ready to begin writing TensorFlow programs:

Hello, TensorFlow!