Move from Excel to Python with Pandas Transcripts
Chapter: Setup and installations
Lecture: Working on Windows
0:00 for this course, I will show all examples in the Windows operating system.
0:04 All the examples will work find on Linux or Mac,
0:06 but I am assuming that many of the people in this course are in positions where they use
0:09 windows as your day to day computer.
0:12 When it comes to installing and running python,
0:14 I prefer to use Mini Conda to install your environments and library it needs.
0:19 I also encourage you to use Conda to make working environments and install packages.
0:25 One of the reasons I recommend using the Anaconda is this more lightweight than the fully
0:29 anaconda distribution, so you can install what you need.
0:31 In addition, Conda makes it much easier to install many of the scientific stack libraries
0:36 like pandas, Sci-py and Numpy.
0:38 There's also performance gain because these libraries are installed with MKL optimization,
0:43 which will ensure python and the underlying libraries run as fast as possible on your system