In This Chapter
Obtaining an off-the-shelf solution
Creating an Anaconda installation on Linux, Mac OS, and Windows
Getting and installing the datasets and example code
Before you can do too much with Python or use it to solve data science problems, you need a workable installation. In addition, you need access to the datasets and code used for this book. Downloading the sample code and installing it on your system is the best way to get a good learning experience from the book. This chapter helps you get your system set up so that you can easily follow the examples in the remainder of the book.