Step 0: Windows
If you plan to use a windows computer, send Justin a direct message. These instruction assume are using MacOS or Linux.
Step 1: Git
Git is the primary collaboration software for software development -- like Google Docs for programmers.
To check whether you have it installed go to your terminal, type “git” and hit enter. If you don’t see a bunch of instructions (see pic below), you don’t have git installed and need to install Git
Step 2: Github
Create a GitHub account if you don’t already have one.
Step 3: Python
Go to your terminal, type “python3” and hit enter. If you don’t see a “python prompt” (see pic below) then you need to install Python 3. Hit control-d or call the python
exit() function to exit.
Step 4: Clone the Project with Git, install dependencies, and run it
Execute the following command in your terminal to clone the course and access the introductory “Lesson 0”:
git clone https://github.com/superquest/bitcoincorps.git cd bitcoincorps python3 -m pip install -r requirements.txt jupyter notebook
This will open up your web browser to a page that looks like the image below. This is Jupyter Notebook, which is basically a little website that’s run on only your computer. Click the “Lesson 0 - Introduction to Jupyter.ipynb” link to learn more!