Python, Miniconda, Jupyter Notebook install

I am currently trying to begin the first off-platform project, “Reggie’s Linear Regression”, for the Python3 course, with the first step of the project being to install Python, miniconda, and jupyter notebook. I am having trouble getting the programs to be recognized by the command prompt.
I followed the instructions down to the last letter, yet both the Window’s command prompt and Git Bash only recognize python as a command so when the instructions say to type “Conda list” and “Jupyter Notebook”, they are not being recognized as commands (unlike Python) like the instructions said they should.

Any guidance would be appreciated as I don’t want to mess up the PATH and ruin the recognition of python as well.


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I also need some help here. I’m in the same spot:

I am 42% complete with Python 3. I’m at the “install python” step. I installed python and then Miniconda/Anaconda3 (latter, then the former). I have two problems - they may be interrelated:

  1. My cmd prompt will not recognize “pip” as a command, and
  2. Probably more importantly (or so it currently appears), my master user profile on my computer is named P&M&M&D. It seems like that is normally not a problem, but when you try to use Anaconda, it is a problem. The CMD.exe Prompt will not load from the navigator and it seems to stumble in the CMD prompt (when opened directly) due to the "&"s in my userid. Do you know the best way to fix this? Thanks!!

It turns out: If your Username has some symbols in it (mine was using “&”) then Python and Anaconda must see that as a command. So, I just created a new user profile with admin privileges and copied all my files from one user to the other, installed Anaconda and it worked.

I originally was going to try to change the user drive path to remove the “&” using some online videos, but I decided the other way was safer in terms of not having to risk a potential massive re-install.

This solution solved both problems above.