Software install instructions
Packages that we will need
In this course we will need Python 3 and the following Python libraries/packages:
This one is optional (it will be demonstrated and you can install it if you want to try it out):
How to install Python and the packages
If you are used to installing Python packages, you can use your preferred installation method. However, we recommend to not install these system-wide and never to install using administrator privileges.
If you are unsure or the first time installing Python and Python packages we recommend to install Anaconda which will give you a Python 3 environment and all the above required packages.
After you have installed Anaconda, please verify the installation (below).
Once you have installed Anaconda, if you are interested in trying out Altair you need to install it separately into your Conda environment (type this in your Anaconda prompt):
$ conda install -c conda-forge altair vega_datasets
How to verify your installation
Open the Anaconda Navigator.
Find the JupyterLab tile and “launch” it.
If you are on Linux or macOS, you can open JupyterLab from the terminal by typing
It will hopefully open up your browser and look like this:
Once you clicked the Python 3 tile it should look like this:
Into that blue “cell” please type the following:
import numpy import scipy import pandas import matplotlib import seaborn print("all good")
This is how it should look:
If this worked, you are all set and can close JupyterLab (no need to save these changes).
This is how it should not look: