Before you start this I'd recommend that you use Linux or the Macintosh operating system for data science as it a better option than using Microsoft Windows
- Install Anaconda There's usually a controversy between using Anaconda or Pypi for data science based on experience and research I have found that Anaconda is a better option because virtual environments are built directly into it and its compatibility with R.
- After downloading the file from the official website https://www.anaconda.com/distribution/
- Navigate to the directory
Run the installation with "bash " and follow the on-screen prompts
Install common python packages for Data Science
For macOS or Linux anaconda's virtual environment is activated using the following command :
and it is deactivated using the following command :
Jupyter Notebook is a tool for doing interactive data science work in your browser. Jupyter notebook is activated in your bash terminal
Type the following command jupyter notebook . A browser window will open, showing the Juptyer environment. By default, you will be in a file browser view. In the file browser, find where you have a Jupyter notebook. If you don't have materials for a course or tutorial that you have downloaded, you can download this fun Jupyter notebook and then open it in the file browser. Click on one of the notebooks (*.ipynb) files to get started!
To stop Jupyter notebook:
Ctrl+c is used to stop the Jupyter notebook server running on your machine.