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Python Business Intelligence Cookbook by Robert Dempsey

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Installing Anaconda

Throughout this book, we'll be using Python as the main tool for performing business intelligence tasks. This recipe shows you how to get a specific Python distribution—Anaconda, installed.

Getting ready

Regardless of which operating system you use, open a web browser and browse to the Anaconda download page at http://continuum.io/downloads.

The download page will automatically detect your operating system.

How to do it…

In this section, we have listed the steps to install Anaconda for all the major operating systems: Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux.

Mac OS X 10.10.4

  1. Click on the I WANT PYTHON 3.4 link. We'll be using Python 3.4 throughout this book.
  2. Next, click on the Mac OS X — 64-Bit Python 3.4 Graphical Installer button to download ...

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