3 Free Python Downloads – Here’re Links

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Free Python-Downloads

  1. Anaconda Python – The link to install is here.

Both easy_install and pip are very easy to use when you need to install Python modules.

Whenever you need to install a Python module, use either easy_install or pip with the following syntax:
easy_install <module-name>
pip install <module-name>

2. Virtualenv – The link to install here.

Virtualenv addresses the problem of preserving the correct dependencies and versions (and, indirectly, permissions) for different applications. If you are a Python novice you might not need Virtualenv right now, but keep this tool in mind if you find yourself working in complex environments.

3. Ipython: The link to install is here.

Two very nice features of IPython are tab expansion and “?”, and an example of tab expansion is shown here:

 Python 2.7.5 |Anaconda 1.6.1 (x86_64)| (default, Jun 28 2013,
 Type "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.

IPython 0.13.2 -- An enhanced Interactive Python.
 ? -> Introduction and overview of IPython's features.
 %quickref -> Quick reference.
 help -> Python's own help system.
 object? -> Details about 'object', use 'object??' for extra details.

In [1]: di
 %dirs dict dir divmod

if you type the characters di, IPython responds with the following line, which contains all the functions that start with the letters di:

dirs dict dir divmod

If you enter a question mark (“?”), IPython provides textual assistance, the first part of which is here:

IPython – An enhanced Interactive Python

IPython offers a combination of convenient shell features, special commands, and a history mechanism for both input (command history) and output (results caching, similar to Mathematica).

It is intended to be a fully compatible replacement for the standard Python interpreter while offering vastly improved functionality and flexibility.

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