IN THIS CHAPTER
Determining which Python distribution to use for machine learning
Performing a Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows installation
Obtaining the datasets and example code
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 datasets and code used for this book. Downloading the sample code (found at
www.dummies.com/extras/machinelearning) 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.