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What is Anaconda and why use it?1:29 with Kenneth Love
What is Anaconda and why use it?
[MUSIC] 0:00 Hi, I'm Kenneth. 0:04 If you find yourself interested in using Python for scientific pursuits, data 0:06 analysis, data science, computer vision, or any of a number of other fields, 0:09 you're going to come across a bit of software named Anaconda. 0:13 Besides being a clever pun on Python, Anaconda is a large and 0:17 powerful platform that's heavily used by science and data-oriented Pythonistas. 0:20 And it provides a ton of the tools you'll use in those areas like Pandas, 0:24 Jupyter Notebook, and more. 0:28 In fact, that's why people use the Anaconda platform. 0:29 It makes it faster and easier to set up and install the tools and 0:32 libraries that you need to do your science. 0:35 Another benefit of using a platform like Anaconda comes out when you're working 0:37 with a team or need to share your results with others in the community. 0:41 Using a standardized platform lets you all easily replicate an environment and 0:44 set up quickly and reliably. 0:47 That means less time spent setting things up and tweaking libraries and 0:48 more time for your science. 0:51 Beyond that though, Anaconda also brings with it easier manipulation and 0:54 use of data sources, a community of experts, and a lot more. 0:57 In fact, I won't even be able to scratch the surface of all of the powers and 1:00 benefits that Anaconda can give you. 1:03 Luckily, you won't need all of these to start with. 1:05 You'll just need to get Anaconda installed. 1:07 And that's exactly what this workshop is about. 1:09 We're going to look at how to install the Anaconda platform. 1:12 How to use it to install packages and 1:14 libraries and a smaller alternative version of Anaconda 1:15 that might be more useful to you if you're not a day to day data scientist. 1:18 I'm gonna show you all the steps you needed to do on a Mac, but 1:21 they'll be similar enough on another platforms that you shouldn't have any 1:23 issues getting things running. 1:26 Let's get started 1:27
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