IN THIS CHAPTER
Determining which Python distribution to use for machine learning
Performing a Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows installation
Obtaining the data sets and example code
“For many people my software is something you install and forget. I like to keep it that way.”
— WIETSE VENEMA
Before you can do too much with Python or use it to solve machine learning problems, you need a workable installation. In addition, you need access to the data sets and code used for this book. Downloading the sample code (found at
www.dummies.com/go/codingaiodownloads) and installing it on your system is the best way to get a good learning experience from the book. This chapter helps you get your system set up so that you can easily follow the examples in the remainder of the book.