Mac OS X comes with Python 2.7 installed by default. However, we will be using Python3 in the class for examples, and for running your code. Our TA, Katriona Landau Gould, has written instructions for how to install a good Python3 environment and IDE on Mac OS, which you can find here.
Installing and using Python via Anaconda on Windows:
Installing VS Code:
Now you're basically ready to go! For more information on how VS Code works, I'd recommend the following tutorial on their webpage, which among other things tells you how to run and debug programs: https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/python/python-tutorial
pip install numpy scipyOn some systems, you need to use
python3 -m pip install [...packages...].