Fast installation and first test usage

Jupyter is our favored choice throughout this book. It is used to clearly and effectively illustrate and narrate operations using scripts and data, and their consequent results.

Though we strongly recommend using Jupyter, if you are using a REPL or an IDE, you can use the same instructions and expect identical results (except for the print formats and extensions of the returned results).

If you do not have Jupyter installed on your system, you can promptly set it up by using the following command:

$> pip install jupyter

You can find complete instructions about Jupyter installation (covering different operating systems) at

After installation, you can ...

Get Python Data Science Essentials - Third Edition now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.