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A simple python tutorial

This is an ultra crash course in the basics of python. If there's a topic you'd like to see added or you find any mistakes, feel free to open an issue. I'll update as time permits.

Setup instructions for windows

Go to https://www.anaconda.com/download/

Switch to the macOS or Linux tabs if applicable

Click download Python version 3.7

Run the executable

Follow the setup wizard. I recommend keeping all the default settings. Install will take about 10-15 mins.

Skip visual basic code unless you really want it. Uncheck learn more/learn how and finish.

Launch Jupyter Notebook. Opens in your default browser. May take a few seconds.

You might also find these faqs helpful http://docs.anaconda.com/anaconda/user-guide/faq/#how-do-i-get-the-latest-anaconda-with-python-3-5

Opening a workbook

If you want to ignore git stuff and just get started with a workbook...

Click the green clone or download button, click download zip on the drop down.

Unzip contents into a destination of your choice. I recommend Desktop or Documents. This avoids the need to modify jupyter configurations.

Open Jupyter Notebook in your web browser. You should see a folder directory. Navigate to the unzipped folder. If you can't find it, move the folder to a recognizable location based on what you see in Juypter. Or click "upload" and upload the files.

Click on a workbook to open it. eg basics.ipynb

Running cells.

The individual boxes of code are called cells.

ctrl + enter is the keyboard shortcut to run the code in a cell.

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