I already have python installed...

I already have python installed…

Some of you may already have python.

You can check this by opening a bash terminal (as installed above), and typing:

	which python

That will return the python installation that your machine will run when you type python.

Assuming you do have python, you can check its version using:

	python --version

If you don’t want to install anaconda python because you are happy with what you have, then please just make sure to have the following packages installed:

  • numpy
  • matplotlib

IPython can also be very handy - this comes bundled with the anaconda and canopy python distributions - additional info to sort this out can be found here.