Getting started with Python/Numpy/SciPy
Follow the instructions here: https://github.com/UW-Madison-ACI/boot-camps/blob/2015-01-13/setup/README.md.
For now you can disregard the sections on Shell and Git, just focusing on Python and an Editor
A short summary of these instructions:
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).
Once Python is installed, you're ready to get started! Open up a command line prompt (e.g. Command Prompt on Windows, Terminal on OS X) and type
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.