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Learning Data Mining with Python by Robert Layton

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Using Python and the IPython Notebook

In this section, we will cover installing Python and the environment that we will use for most of the book, the IPython Notebook. Furthermore, we will install the numpy module, which we will use for the first set of examples.

Installing Python

The Python language is a fantastic, versatile, and an easy to use language.

For this book, we will be using Python 3.4, which is available for your system from the Python Organization's website: https://www.python.org/downloads/.

There will be two major versions to choose from, Python 3.4 and Python 2.7. Remember to download and install Python 3.4, which is the version tested throughout this book.

In this book, we will be assuming that you have some knowledge of programming ...

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