Get Started by Downloading Anaconda!

Are you just getting started with learning Python? Let’s get the tools right first!

Personally I love the Anaconda Navigator, you can download it here:

It includes:

  • Spyder: Scientific Python Development Environment. Powerful Python IDE with advanced editing, interactive testing, debugging and introspection features. You will spend a lot of time with this one!
  • Jupyter Notebook: Web-based, interactive computing notebook environment. Edit and run human-readable docs while describing the data analysis.
  • Jupyterlab: An extensible environment for interactive computing, based on the Jupyter Notebook and Architecture.
  • and a lot more.

Note, you only need the Anaconda Distribution version, so the free one. No need to go for premium, especially as a beginner.

After you installed it, definitely have a look here to get going:

You can use Anaconda for any python course you want as well. This is not the only way of installing it of course, but I find it to be the best option for most people as it gives you a nice overview of what you are doing and it has good features.