Getting started with Python/Numpy/SciPy
1. You'll need to install Python on your machine. We recommend the Anaconda python distribution:
During installation, make Anaconda your default Python installation (unless you have some reason not to do this).
If you've no/minimal programming experience
Once Python is installed, you're ready to get started! Open up a terminal window and enter
to start an interactive Python shell. You can begin entering Python commands and manipulating variables immediately.
If you have no prior programming experience, I recommend you work through a Python tutorial using ipython: as you read, run the commands and get a feel for what's happening.
If you've done some programming
If you have some programming experience, or once you're comfortable with the information above, please follow through this guide: