Need help on Python

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#1

Hi, This might be a very naive question but appreciate if anyone could help me on this.
I wanted to learn python but I’m confused how to start with like should I install anaconda or python on python.org website. Once I install it where should I type my commands and what are these various things python idle shell,ipython notebook,jupiter etc… …also should I install pandas,numpy packages separately like we do in R? Please help me on this…


#2

Python is just another scripting language. If you are familiar with other scripting languages then you can jump right in. Just think of a problem statement and start solving it.
However if you think that you are not comfortable with the basics, then buy a book and follow it from START to FINISH. Just that one book on Python. Any book will do


#3

Thanks! I’m actually struggling with the environment as in where should i type my codes what should i install something like that. ipython opens in browser window…idle shell is another one…


#4

If you are comfortable with Dev IDEs then you can use any

  1. Eclipse with PyDev
  2. Geany on Linux

If you are not then, use notepad/vim and run the code using
python mycode.py

:slightly_smiling:


#5

Here is an article on the complete learning path:

To start, the following is the best resource as per me:

Hope you find these useful.