Python PC setup III

Install the Python binary

Install the Python binary you want to work with if not already installed.

The default installation location of Python 3 is in the users folder.

So it will be installed somewhere like this:


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c:\Users\dlewis\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python36-32\python -m venv C:\David\Jup

Tip: if you user name has a space in you are going to need to use the & and bracket. e.g.

& (path with a space in)
&("C:\Users\David Lewis\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python36-32\python") -m venv d:\fast\mypy\ds

Start the virtual environment

You might need to change the ExecutionPolicy in PowerShell to allow the scripts to run:

Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned

Activate virtual environment


Check pip is up-to-date

pip3 install --upgrade pip

Install numpy from wheel

  • Download the wheel — to match the Python version
set-location "C:\Users\David Lewis\Downloads"
pip3 install numpy-1.13.1+mkl-cp36-cp36m-win32.whl

Install scipy from wheel:

  • Download the wheel — to match the Python version

Then install wheel with pip3:

pip3 install scipy-0.19.1-cp36-cp36m-win32.whl

Install Jupyter Notebooks

pip3 install jupyter

Install pandas and it's dependencies

pip3 install pandas

Install matplotlib:

pip3 install matplotlib

Install nose

pip3 install nose

Test installation

  • Start Python in shell.
import scipy
import numpy

You can then contemplate whether the log output is significant.