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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.

Linux tips

  • 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.

!534

Will re-run that command

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