Python and its packages – download and installation

There are various ways in which one can access and install Python and its packages. Here we will discuss a couple of them.

Anaconda

Anaconda is a popular Python distribution consisting of more than 195 popular Python packages. Installing Anaconda automatically installs many of the packages discussed in the preceding section, but they can be accessed only through an IDE called Spyder (more on this later in this chapter), which itself is installed on Anaconda installation. Anaconda also installs IPython Notebook and when you click on the IPython Notebook icon, it opens a browser tab and a Command Prompt.

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Anaconda can be downloaded and installed from the following web address: http://continuum.io/downloads ...

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