Does Miniconda Install Python


I have a new laptop.
I installed Miniconda.
But when I go cmd line and enter python --version, I receive an error message.
Do I need to install Python separately?
It seems from documentation it should be installed with Miniconda.


Have you activated the base environment? On my machine (a Mac) my shell prompt is modified with (base) when I’ve set things up properly. I don’t know what OS you are using so I can’t say what it should look like for you.

You can modify your shell init script to automatically activate the base environment. I think it prompts you to do this when you install it, but I you can run conda init to do it now.