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Numerical Python : A Practical Techniques Approach for Industry by Robert Johansson

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APPENDIX A

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Installation

This Appendix covers the installation and setup of a Python environment for scientific computing on commonly used platforms. As discussed in Chapter 1, the scientific computing environment for Python is not a single product, but rather a diverse ecosystem of packages and libraries, and there are numerous possible ways to install and configure a Python environment on any given platform. Python itself is rather easy to install,1 and on many operating systems it is even preinstalled. All pure Python libraries that are hosted on the Python Package Index2 are also easily installed, for example, using pip and a command such ...

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