Tools of the Trade
Chapter 1 demonstrated Python at work in a case study involving the collection, analysis, and visualization of GPS data. To put Python to work yourself, you first need to build your own development environment. This chapter will walk you through the various software components you need and help you weigh your installation options. Unless you’re already familiar with Python and have the packages we used in Chapter 1 installed, read on.
Setting up a solid environment to analyze and visualize data requires general-purpose software components, as well as Python and some additional Python packages for data ...