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 +Throughout this class, we'll be using several python packages extensively. ​ If you've never used them before, we **strongly** encourage you to play around with them and get comfortable.
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 +They are:
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 +* ''​numpy''​ - Python'​s package that provides high-performance matrix, vector and linear algebra operations
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 +* ''​matplotlib''​ - a package for basic plotting and visualization of data
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 +* ''​seaborn''​ - a nice visualization package that builds on matplotlib. ​ Produces nicer visualizations,​ and has some built-in data analytics
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 +All assignments will be turned in using ipython notebooks. If you've never used ipython before, you can either run it in a browser using something like ''​jupyter'',​ or you can run it interactively from a terminal using:
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 +''​ipython --pylab''​
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 +(One disadvantage of running ''​ipython --pylab''​ is that it automatically imports numpy and matplotlib. ​ This pollutes the IDE's namespace, and sometimes makes it difficult to port code to non-ipython interpreters,​ because you won't have the right imports in place...)
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 +I often find it easier to do my code development interactively in the terminal, then save a final notebook to turn in.
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 +If you're more comfortable with IDEs, you may also want to check out ''​spyder''​ or ''​pycharm''​.
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