This is the first video of the course and shows you how to install Pandas, NumPy and Jupyter Notebook (during the course it’s called by its old name IPython).
Installing Pandas & Vincent
We’ll be introducing Pandas, a data manipulation tool. It can consume data in all types of forms—CSV, web data, JSON, all kinds of stuff. We’ll be consuming some data, manipulating that data using the data structures that Pandas includes, which are namely the
DataFrame and the
Before we begin, we need to install a few things. So, this is a fresh virtualenv install. What we’re going to do is install NumPy. If NumPy becomes an issue to install on your machine, what you’ll need to do is go to their website, figure out what you need to install. On the Mac it’s pretty straightforward, it’s
brew install gfortran, and then everything should just work. Well, if you have Python running, you should have the Xcode tools, so you should be okay, which is the compiler that compiles everything on Mac. On Linux, it’s fairly straightforward—you get APT packages, and then go from there.
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