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Image Processing and Acquisition using Python by Sridevi Pudipeddi, Ravishankar Chityala

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Appendix A

Installing Python Distributions

In Chapter 1, Introduction to Python, we briefly discussed various Python distributions. Operating systems such as MacOSX and Linux come prebuilt with a Python interpreter. This Python interpreter is not ready for scientific computation as it does not have the common scientific modules such as numpy, scipy etc. Installing these modules requires knowledge of compiling complex mathematical libraries such as MKL, Boost etc. Various distributions have been created to ease the task of installing a Python distribution for scientific computation. Some of these distributions are free while others are free only for academic community users. We will discuss in detail the two most popular distributions and methods ...

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