Throughout this book, we will use many open source Python libraries for numerical computing. I recommend installing the free Anaconda Python distribution (https://www.anaconda.com/distribution/), which contains most of these packages. To install the Anaconda distribution, follow these steps:
- Visit the Anaconda website: https://www.anaconda.com/distribution/.
- Click the Download button.
- Download the latest Python 3 distribution that's appropriate for your operating system.
- Double-click the downloaded installer and follow the instructions that are provided.