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