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Python

Python is an interpreted, high-level, general-purpose programming language. Created by Guido van Rossum and first released in 1991, Python's design philosophy emphasizes code readability with its notable use of significant whitespace. Its language constructs and object-oriented approach aim to help programmers write clear, logical code for small and large-scale projects.

How to install Python + Libraries

Download and install Anaconda (Python 3.9).

Check if Python has been installed

  • Start-Menu
  • "Anaconda Prompt" + Enter ↵
  • python + Enter ↵
  • print('Ja') + Enter ↵
  • exit() + Enter ↵

Launch Jupyter Notebook

  • Start-Menu
  • "Jupyter Notebook" + Enter ↵
  • Click on New (top-right)
  • Choose Python 3

Anaconda Navigator

Anaconda Navigator is a graphical user interface that is automatically installed with Anaconda. Navigator will open if the installation was successful.

Warning

This interface can also be really slow, and might crash. You don't actually need Anaconda Navigator to launch the listed programs, e.g. jupyter notebook or spyder.

  • Windows: Click Start, search or select Anaconda Navigator from the menu.
  • macOS: Click Launchpad, select Anaconda Navigator. Or, use Cmd+Space to open Spotlight Search and type “Navigator” to open the program.
  • Linux: See next section.

Conda

If you prefer using a command line interface (CLI), you can use conda to verify the installation using Anaconda Prompt on Windows or terminal on Linux and macOS.

To open Anaconda Prompt:

  • Windows: Click Start, search or select Anaconda Prompt from the menu.
  • macOS: Cmd+Space to open Spotlight Search and type “Navigator” to open the program.
  • Linux–CentOS: Open Applications - System Tools - terminal.
  • Linux–Ubuntu: Open the Dash by clicking the upper left Ubuntu icon, then type “terminal”.