Introducing IPython and the Jupyter Notebook

The Jupyter Notebook is a web-based interactive environment that combines code, rich text, images, videos, animations, mathematical equations, plots, maps, interactive figures and widgets, and graphical user interfaces, into a single document. This tool is an ideal gateway to high-performance numerical computing and data science in Python, R, Julia, or other languages. In this book, we will mostly use the Python language, although there are recipes introducing R and Julia.

In this recipe, we give an introduction to IPython and the Jupyter Notebook.

Getting ready

This chapter's introduction gives the instructions to install the Anaconda distribution, which comes with Jupyter and almost all Python libraries ...

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