Advanced Resources for the Curious
Installing python on your laptop
A good guide is to follow SciPy’s instructions. On my Mac I install python and its modules using MacPorts. For Windows I’d use Enthought Canopy or Anaconda. These work on Mac and Linux as well and give you python + a broad distribution of modules, including numpy and scipy.
Free Geeky Resources
GitHub do a great Student Developer Pack which includes some free Amazon Web Services time and also a GitHub account with unlimited repositories.
- TAB autocomplete
- use the up and down ARROW keys to cycle through previous commands
- HISTORY displays your previous commands. Each has an associated number e.g. 534.
Will re-run that command