Resources for Python

 

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Installing the Anaconda Python Distribution

We recommend installing the latest version of Anaconda Python 3.x .

If you have difficulty with the installation, the Tech Clinic should be able to help.

Learning the Basics of Python

Here are some useful tutorials for beginners and budding experts:

Integrated Developer Environments (IDEs) for Python

The Anaconda distribution comes with two user-friendly interfaces for Python called Jupyter and Spyder.

To run the Jupyter notebook, open a terminal window and type “jupyter notebook.” To run the spyder IDE, open a terminal window and type “spyder.”

There are many fancier IDEs available for python. A highly regarded IDE is “pycharm” from jetbrains. However, for beginners this is more complicated than needed. If you want to try it, download the educational version "pycharm EDU