Getting ready for machine learning
In this section, we will install Visual Studio, take a quick lap around F#, and install the major open source libraries that we will be using.
Setting up Visual Studio
To get going, you will need to download Visual Studio on a Microsoft Windows machine. As of this writing, the latest (free) version is Visual Studio 2015 Community. If you have a higher version already installed on your machine, you can skip this step. If you need a copy, head on over to the Visual Studio home page at https://www.visualstudio.com. Download the Visual Studio Community 2015 installer and execute it.
Now, you will get the following screen:
Select Custom installation and you will be taken to the following screen:
Make sure Visual F# has ...